Newton County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two men following a police chase in Newton.
Sheriff Joedy Pennington said deputies were manning a safety checkpoint within the county Saturday afternoon when the two suspects refused to stop.
Deputies pursued the suspects into Newton where they left their vehicle and fled on foot to a nearby home.
“[Deputies] chased them into Newton, and they bailed on foot and went into a house,” Pennington said in a text message.
Pennington, Monday, identified the suspects as William Chapman and Dexter Wheaton. Both suspects were detained and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Sheriff’s deputies were assisted in both the chase and arrests by Newton Police Department.
“I would like to thank Newton Police Department for the help in the pursuit and apprehension of the two suspects,” he said.