Police from Atlantic City and Absecon worked together to arrest two wanted men after a chase through the two towns.
It began around 1:45 Thursday afternoon in Atlantic City, where police attempted to stop a car on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Arctic Avenue. Two women got out of the car, and the driver then fled on Route 30 into Absecon. The two women were taken in for questioning but not charged.
As the chase continued into Absecon, authorities say the suspects jumped out of the car and fled on foot in a residential area on Shady Lane. One suspect, identified as 18-year-old Alexander Neewilly, of Pleasantville, was arrested immediately. Several officers chased the other suspect, who was carrying a handgun, through backyards on Oak Lane and Pine Street. The second suspect broke into a home on the 300 block of Pine Street where he was arrested. Atlantic City K-9 Max was called in to search for a gun. Max followed a scent trail through several yards until he found the gun in an area of shrubs. Police say the suspect ditched the gun during the pursuit.
Police identified the man arrested in the house as 20-year-old LaQuay Elliot, of Absecon. He is facing a number of charges in both municipalities. The handgun was reported stolen from Orange County, Florida.
Anyone with information is asked to contact either the Absecon Police Department or Atlantic City Police Department.
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