Two men were arrested after a brief early morning police chase in Mankato that began near Madison Avenue and North 4th Street.

Mankato Department of Public Safety Commander Dan Schisel.

Mankato Department of Public Safety Commander Dan Schisel said, “This morning at 2:11 a.m. officers noticed a vehicle they recognized – the vehicle is associated with a male that had warrants. The officer turned around and followed the vehicle. When the officer turned around the vehicle began to elude the officer, making several lefts and rights.”

When the officer caught up with the car, Schisel said the driver continued – including through stop signs – before finally stopping in an alley near North 5th Street.

Schisel said the driver, 28-year-old Justin Scarbrough of Rapidan, was arrested after the vehicle was searched, which, “Produced narcotics. So there are multiple charges being requested, to include flee police in a motor vehicle, fifth-degree controlled substance, possession of a weapon – which was a BB gun — in public and a couple other charges.”

And 20-year-old passenger Christopher Schneider was also taken to jail and Schisel expects he’ll be charged with, “Fifth-degree controlled substance and also possession of this BB gun.”

Schisel said syringes found in the car field tested positive for meth.