Crime spree in central Alberta leads to charges for 2 men

Two men face a host of charges following a crime spree and police chase through central Alberta.

1 of the men also charged with April home invasion

Two men face number of charges after an alleged crime spree through central Alberta this week. 

The two men were spotted by RCMP in a speeding truck on Highway 22, about 35 kilometres outside Rocky Mountain House Thursday morning. Police say they pulled the truck over, but the driver quickly put it in reverse and rammed into the police car.

One officer got out of the patrol car, after which police say the truck tried to run him down before taking off. The officer was unharmed.

The officers followed the truck for about half an hour before it stopped and the two men fled on foot. They were eventually arrested. Police say they found a loaded shotgun, stolen property, stolen ID and more than $2,000 in cash.

Following the arrest, the two men were charged in a number of break-ins earlier that day in Rimbey, as well as in connection with a stolen truck that was found burning on the outskirts of town.

One of the men had already been charged in an armed home invasion in April.