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Deputy rams car of suspected robbers

A deputy rammed the car of two suspected robbers Sunday night after they tried to turn around from a dead end road, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.

Justin R. Booth, 29, and Bodi C. Dotson, 19, are accused of robbing the Dalton Market, 5632 N. 15th St., at gunpoint.

The Coeur d’Alene men drove northbound on 15th Street near Lookout Drive and Hayden View Loop, then back south on 15th until heading east on Dalton Avenue. The men tried turning around just east of 17th Street after they saw a dead end sign, but the deputy rammed their vehicle, ending the pursuit.

The car had been stolen early that day in Coeur d’Alene, according to the sheriff’s department.

The men are charged with robbery and grand theft.

Booth’s only previous visit to jail was in 1999 on a domestic battery charge.

Dotson has no adult bookings.