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UPDATE: Suspects Escape Custody; Two Caught and Charged

By: Anna Baxter, Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Anna Baxter, Jeremy Edwards Email
(WSAZ Photo / Cathleen Moxley)

(WSAZ Photo / Cathleen Moxley)

UPDATE 1/18/13 @ 7 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police continue searching for two of the four people they say escaped from their custody Friday afternoon.

Charleston Police say they arrested three of the people during a traffic stop after drugs were found in the car.

Then, officers were trying to execute a search warrant at a house along Frank Hill Drive when a man inside and the three people in the police cruiser took off -- running into the woods.

Officers were able to quickly catch two of the suspects: John Montgomery, 36, and Kashea Jones, 20.

Both have been charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin.

Police are still searching for the other two men.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/18/13
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are looking for two men who were part of a group that ran from officers Friday afternoon.

The foot chase started just before 3 p.m. near Violet Street.

Charleston Police tell WSAZ.com an officer made a traffic stop on the city's west side and found drugs in the car. Three people were arrested and put in the police cruiser.

Then, police say they went to a house on Frank Hill Drive to execute a search warrant when the man inside the house took off and the three others in the cruiser took off running.

After searching for less than a hour, police say they found the man who was inside the house and one person in the car. They are still searching for the other two people in the car.

Right now, police are still in the Chandler area searching for the men.

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