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Manchester men in stolen vehicle lead Concord police on chase

  • James Jones (left), 26, of Manchester and Amuri Diole, 20, of Manchester.

    James Jones (left), 26, of Manchester and Amuri Diole, 20, of Manchester.

  • James Jones (left), 26, of Manchester and Amuri Diole, 20, of Manchester.
James Jones, 26, of Manchester.

James Jones, 26, of Manchester.

Amuri Diole, 20, of Manchester.

Amuri Diole, 20, of Manchester.

Two Manchester men in a stolen vehicle led the Concord police on a brief chase yesterday that ended in a pursuit on foot after they ditched the car and ran, according to the police. One of the occupants was dragged for a short distance when he attempted to bail out of the vehicle while it was still moving, the police said.

James Jones, 26, and Amuri Diole, 20, will be arraigned this morning at Concord’s district court. A third occupant in the vehicle was treated for injuries and has not been charged.

According to the police, an officer pulled over the vehicle for a traffic stop at about 12:15 p.m. yesterday on Loudon Road at the Interstate 93 ramp. While the officer was talking with the driver, who was later identified as Jones, the vehicle sped away onto I-93 North, the police said. The driver took Exit 15 westbound, then proceeded back onto I-93 South, according to the police.

The driver then took Exit 14 onto Loudon Road, where one of the occupants attempted to jump out of the moving vehicle near Stickney Avenue and was dragged for a short distance, the police said. The driver and the other occupant then exited the vehicle and ran toward Main Street.

Other officers converged on the area, and both Jones and Diole were taken into custody, the police said. The police did not explain in a press release why the third occupant has not been charged and did not say if it was Diole or the other passenger that jumped from the car while it was still moving.

Jones has been charged with receiving stolen property, disobeying a police officer, operating without a valid license and two counts of resisting arrest. Diole was charged with two counts of resisting arrest and receiving stolen property.

The police say the vehicle Jones was driving was reported stolen in Manchester on July 13.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter at @tricia_nadolny.)

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the time of the incident. It happened at about 12:15 p.m. yesterday.

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