Two North Augusta men were arrested Monday morning after reportedly stealing a car in Aiken and then leading local law enforcement officers on a pursuit throughout the area.
Jason Michael Rose, 33, faces charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, open container, disobeying a lawful order and petit or simple larceny.
Steven Thurmond, 29, faces charges of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, driving under the influence, failure to stop for lights and sirens, open container, disobeying a lawful order and leaving the scene with property damage.
Police said the pair took a white Chevrolet Impala with Georgia license plates from a convenience store on the south side of Aiken and continued to flee from law enforcement officers into Burnettown but were able to evade arrest until the vehicle was spotted again in North Augusta.
North Augusta Public Safety reported that an officer on patrol spotted the two near Georgia Avenue and picked up the pursuit until the vehicle crashed near the Living History Park.
The two men jumped out and ran through the park, police said.
Officer caught Thurmond near Spring Grove and Cumberland avenues.
Rose evaded arrest, but was later caught with the assistance of the Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team.
North Augusta officers said Rose had been hiding in the nearby woods.
The two were detained and taken to the Aiken County detention center.