Two in custody after leading police on pursuit

SkyFox was overhead as a police chase came to a dramatic end in the east valley. Officers used stop sticks to finally bring the pursuit to a peaceful end.

Officers tried to stop the car in Phoenix because it had a suspended license plate. Instead the driver sped away with police in pursuit.

During the chase, a large amount of drugs and two loaded guns went flying out of the window.

32-year-old Jamelle Anderson was behind the wheel; he was already on parole after serving time for a drug conviction.

He pulled into a parking lot and then led officers on a high-speed chase through Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, and Apache Junction.

During the pursuit, officers saw the passenger of the car, 36-year-old Jason Andrews throwing drugs and guns out of the window.

Police say the drugs, and one of the guns were recovered by officers, one gun remains missing.

Authorities decided to back off in the beginning, not wanting any innocent people to get hurt. 

They followed the suspects from the air in a helicopter; DPS officers were able to get in front of the chase and throw down spike strips. One time came off after hitting the spikes, forcing the driver to pull over.

The driver climbed out of the window and surrendered to police. The passenger was taken into custody.

Officers found more than a pound of marijuana, and hundreds of dollars inside the car.

Jamelle Anderson, age 32,was arrested for Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, Misconduct Involving Weapons, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Weapon During a Drug Offense, and Hindering Prosecution.

Jason Andrews, age 36 was arrested for Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Weapon during a Drug Offense, Forgery, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

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