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Report: Police chase leads to drug, littering charges

One Rome man in a car that led police on a chase down Ga. 1 was in jail on felony charges Sunday night while the driver was released on bond.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

Rome police first stopped the vehicle Saturday in response to a lookout from Chattooga County following a shooting there. When an officer ap-proached the car he smelled marijuana, and the driver pulled away.

During the chase, the suspects were throwing what looked like marijuana from the car, which was speeding and crossing both southbound lanes of the highway. Police stopped the vehicle at Scenic Road and a search turned up some marijuana debris.

The driver, Joshua Jermaine Hall, 29, of 1314 Hull Ave., is facing misdemeanor charges of speeding, attempting to elude a police officer, failure to maintain a lane, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, giving false identification to police and driving on a revoked license.

Clarence Cornelius Neal Jr., 21, of 13 Landrum Place, had no bond Sunday on felony warrants charging him with having two guns and nearly 4 ounc-es of marijuana on July 20, 2016.

Neal is charged with two probation violations, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of marijuana, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, giving a false name, address or birthdate to police and littering.

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