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      2 arrested after foot pursuit in Columbia

      Denzell Smith, 22, and Rockus Roland, 23, were arrested Wednesday for felony distribution and delivery of a controlled substance and numerous other charges.

      Two men were arrested Wednesday after trying to evade Columbia Police and leading them on a foot pursuit.

      Plain clothes officers with the Columbia Police Department witnessed 23-year-old Rockus Roland and 22-year-old Denzell Smith acting suspiciously in a parked vehicle near Benton Street and Garth Avenue North.

      The two tried to evade police in their vehicle, but stopped near the 700 block on Ridgeway Avenue and started running on foot.

      Officers were able to catch Roland in the 800 block of Again Street and caught up with Smith in the area of Donnelly Avenue and Clayton Street.

      Both were arrested for felony distribution and delivery of a controlled substance and numerous other charges.