Suspect in custody following two home invasions, police cruiser theft

Home invasion suspect in custody ( | Alan Baker)

Police say a suspect broke into a home and barricaded himself in another in Irondale overnight.

The suspect, described as a young man, allegedly stole a vehicle in Moody before crashing in Irondale on Mountain View Road. Irondale Police say the suspect entered the home of a 76-year-old female homeowner and assaulted her. When officers arrived, the suspect left the house and stole an Irondale Police cruiser.

The cruiser was wrecked near Creekwood Lane in Irondale. After crashing the cruiser, the suspect entered a second home and barricaded himself inside.

Eventually, the suspect surrendered to police.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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