Atlantic City and Absecon police officers arrested two suspects after a chase this afternoon.

At 1:43 p.m. two suspects – wanted on weapons charges - fled police from Atlantic City into Absecon, police said. The suspects fled their vehicle on Pitney Road and fled on foot. One suspect Alexander Neewilly, 18, of Pleasantville, was apprehended immediately and another LaQuay Elliott, 20, of Absecon was arrested after he broke into a residence on the 300 block of Pine Street, police said.

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Police recovered a handgun, which LaQuay tried to discard during the chase, police said.

The gun, which was reported stolen out of Florida, was thrown into a yard near heavy foliage and was located with the assistance of AC Sgt. Daryl Hall and his K9 dog Max. Police said school children were walking home from school in the area and police wanted to locate it quickly.

Neewilly was charged with eluding police, and several motor vehicle violations. Elliott was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, obstruction, resisting arrest and receiving stolen property. Both were transported to AtlanticCounty jail on $100,000 bail.

Atlantic City police said the initial chase was due to a drug investigation. When police first attempted to pull the suspects over two females who were also in the car jumped out before the chase began. Atlantic City officers questioned the two women and released them. They were not charged.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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