The deputy attempted to pull the car over, Nix said, but the suspects fled. Deputies chased the car into Fayette County, where the car crashed and the two men were taken into custody. They were identified as Artis R. Ceasar and Justin D. Curtis.
Ceasar is facing felony charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police and possession of a firearm as a felon, as well as a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.
Curtis, who investigators believe was behind the wheel, is also facing the felony fleeing charge, as well as misdemeanor traffic charges of aggressive driving, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to maintain lane and speeding.
One of the men has an active arrest warrant out of Atlanta charging him with aggravated assault with a firearm, Nix said, but he did not specify which. The sheriff’s office has not said if anyone was injured in the earlier fight.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has filed an open records request for further information related to the incident.
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