Foley Police arrested two men in connection with a home invasion in the Ashford Park neighborhood and a robbery in a drugstore parking lot, and investigators say the men – who were already out on bond for previous robbery charges – had planned to flee to Texas.
Corey Jones, 18, of Gulf Shores and Darius Prim, 18, of Foley were arrested and charged with first degree robbery for the home invasion and menacing for a robbery in the Walgreen’s parking lot in Foley.
According to investigators, officers responded Jan. 13 to a residence in Ashford Park for a home invasion and robbery. Officials say Prim and Jones entered the residence with guns with the intention of stealing cash from the occupants. The suspects left shortly after entering the house, but police say they didn’t take any property.
Approximately one hour after the report of the home invasion, Foley Police received a separate call in response to a robbery in the parking lot of Walgreen’s. Police say Prim and Jones approached a woman in the parking lot and after confronting her, stole her wallet and fled the scene.
While fleeing, investigators say the suspects brandished a gun to a witness. The Foley Police Department was able to make contact with Jones near the intersection of Highway 98 and South Stuart Street.
The department’s K-9 officer apprehended Jones, who was physically trying to get away at the time. During that encounter, Jones was bitten by the dog, brought under control and taken into custody. Foley police officials used the Fugitive Tracking Team to locate Prim in Gulf Shores.
During the investigation, Foley police recovered a .22 rifle, .22 pistol, two realistic replica machine guns, and one realistic replica pistol with silencer. Officers also recovered the wallet stolen from the victim at Walgreens.
Investigators say the suspects were on a “crime spree” to obtain money and flee to Texas.
Both Jones and Prim were on bond for separate robbery charges. Police say Jones was wearing an ankle monitor as part of his bond but had cut it off earlier in the day.
This case is still under investigation and may include other suspects.
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