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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police say four suspects were arrested overnight after an armed home invasion and vehicle chase in Winston-Salem.

According to police, several men armed with guns forced their way inside a home in the 100 block of Stagecoach Road demanding money and jewelry around midnight Wednesday.

Police say the victims were able to describe the suspects’ vehicle — a burgundy Ford Explorer — and provide the license plate number.

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle getting on U.S. 52 South from University Parkway. Police say they tried to stop the SUV once it exited the highway for Akron Drive, but the suspects would not stop.

The suspects led officers from Akron Drive to Glenn Avenue, Liberty Street, Old Walkertown Road and into Walkertown.  While pursuing the suspects through Walkertown, police say a deputy with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deployed stop sticks that deflated the SUV’s passenger’s-side tires.

Police say the chase ended at a dead end in the 3700 block of Leight Street.  The occupants of the SUV were arrested without further incident.

The suspects were identified as Antonio Leverne Scales, 22, John Percy Bell, 23, Ronnie Levern Covington, 25, and Rayquan Lamont Jackson, 17, all of Winston-Salem.

Charges against them were still being drawn as of 6 a.m.