North Augusta police arrest 2

NORTH AUGUSTA -- North Augusta police were led on a chase through downtown North Augusta Monday night after responding to a home vandalism on West Buena Vista Avenue.

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle leaving the West Buena Vista Avenue residence and followed through the downtown area until the car stopped at Georgia Avenue and Observatory Drive and two men jumped out and ran.

Mickey Ryans, 33, of Hephzibah, and Christopher James, 34, of Augusta, were caught and taken to the police station where officers found three bags of marijuana, empty bags and a set of scales in their vehicle.

Police filed warrants for both men for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Mr. James also was issued a ticket for driving under suspension and resisting arrest.

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