Two Augusta men were arrested early Thursday after a Harlem home invasion and police chase.
Charles Lamar Burnett, 31, of Bleakley Street, and Tremayne Travis Whigham, 32, of Drayton Drive, were arrested and charged in connection to the incident.
A 56-year-old man called authorities at about 2 a.m. Thursday and said Burnett and Whigham walked into his Old Augusta Road home through an unlocked back door. One of the intruders was armed with a revolver, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
The homeowner said the Burnett and Whigham tied him up and stole his wallet, cell phone and keys. They drove away in the man's car, and he was able to leave his residence to call 911.
Deputies saw the fleeing vehicle and began chasing it. The pursuit continued into Richmond County, where Richmond County sheriff's deputies helped arrest the men.
Burnett the driver of the vehicle, was taken to the Richmond County jail where he faces several traffic charges including fleeing and having an open container. He is being held without bond, and in Columbia County faces charges including armed robbery, theft, burglary, possession of a firearm during a crime and by a convicted felon.
Whigham, who was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, was charged with armed robbery, burglary and theft. He also is being held without bond.