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Two charged after pursuit in west Savannah

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Daniel Marcus Hunter (Source: SCMPD) Daniel Marcus Hunter (Source: SCMPD)
Isadore Johnson III (Source: SCMPD) Isadore Johnson III (Source: SCMPD)
Weapons and drugs seized (Source: SCMPD) Weapons and drugs seized (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A persistent Crime Suppression Unit sergeant and a suspect prone to running from authorities combined for a double arrest and the seizure of dangerous weapons and illegal substances on June 20.

Daniel Marcus Hunter, 32, and Isadore Johnson III, 26, were taken into custody after the detective chased Hunter into a house in the 200 block of West Street.

Just after noon, the sergeant from the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department's Downtown Precinct recognized Hunter walking in west Savannah as the subject of a contempt of court warrant. Hunter ran when the detective attempted to talk to him. The detective then saw Hunter enter the house on West Street.

After securing backup and permission from the homeowner to search the house, the detective found both Hunter and Johnson and the guns and drugs. Johnson told authorities that the guns and drugs – more than a pound of marijuana -- belonged to him. The recovered guns included two AK47 assault rifles. One of the weapons was reported stolen in Garden City in 2011.

Johnson has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a drug related object, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms in the commission of a crime.

Hunter has been charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and contempt of court. According to authorities, Hunter has been charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer seven times in the past.

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