UPDATE: Man arrested, charged following pursuit through Huntsville neighborhoods

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police tell WHNT News 19 they have a man in custody following a pursuit in north Huntsville.

The accused is named Montez Holt.

Police charged him with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver cocaine. More charges relating to the pursuit are expected in the case.

The car chase began at Mallory Avenue and LaSalle Road, and took police up and down through the streets of several north Huntsville neighborhoods in the area of Blue Springs Road and Winchester Road.

Police say the driver they started chasing ditched the first car, which they believe to be stolen, then took off in another car. Police previously believed the second car was also stolen. They now say it belonged to a friend of the suspect.

Officers eventually caught up with the driver and tell us they took him into custody in a backyard of a house on Dakota Circle, off the far northwest corner of Blue Springs Road.