COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Columbus police officers make two arrests Saturday, May 24, during a patrol near 15th Avenue North.
According to investigators, an officer saw a car approach the intersection and stop in the middle of the street.
The officer says he saw a man get out of the car and walk toward the apartments.
The officer turned around and went to make sure that everything was ok because the car was stopped in the middle of the road.
As soon as the officer pulled up, two men came out of apartment and walked toward the vehicle.
The man asked if there was a problem, and the officer stated the car was parked in the street blocking traffic on 24th Street.
The officer checked their IDs.
The driver, identified as Keyante Summerville, had no driver’s license and the passenger’s license was suspended.
The passenger is identified as Darryl Williams.
Another officer arrived on the scene to assist.
A firearm was spotted in the vehicle, as well as several pieces of marijuana.
As the officers were collecting the evidence, Williams took off running, with one of the officers running after him.
The other officer placed Summerville into custody and put him into his patrol car.
The officer opened a matchbox that was under the passenger seat and noticed a clear bag with what appeared to be crack cocaine.
Summerville was questioned taken to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, improper parking or stopping, no driver's license and no insurance.
Williams was arrested and charged with failure to obey a police officer, possession of cocaine, and violation of probation.
In a separate incident, a private affidavit was signed on Wednesday, May 29, on sexual battery charges against Summerville.
According to authorities, On May 14, it was alleged that he had sex with a minor.
No further information is available at this time.
This case is pending investigation.