2 men arrested in Columbia after car chase

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some tense moments Friday night in Columbia where a juvenile was shot in the downtown area. 

Moments later, there was a felony arrest and a ton of confusion at a convenience store near the interstate. 

It turns out the two cases were not connected. News 2 obtained footage of the end of a police pursuit on Bear Creek Pike Friday night near the interstate. 

The video showed a vehicle driving by multiple Maury County deputies and Columbia police cars chasing two suspects now identified as 26-year-old Chauncey Pierce and 27-year-old Andre Stephens 

According to Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland, the men were driving a car that matched the description of a vehicle possibly involved in the shooting of a juvenile at exactly the same time across town.  

After a short, low-speed chase, the men pulled into the Citgo convenient store. It’s there that a second video showed officers making a felony stop.  

The video showed the men surrendering to deputies without further aggression or incident. 

According to Sheriff Rowland, the men had methamphetamine in the car and were attempting to destroy the evidence while officers were attempting to pull them over.  

The men were charged with robbery, evading arrest, and possession of meth, but were not charged in connection with the shooting. 

One of the suspects in Friday’s chase was Andre Stephens. In 2017, he was chased by Maury County deputies and flipped his car. 

He was charged with evading arrest and two convenience store robberies. At the time, he told News 2 he was on drugs and he was going to change his life. 

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