COLONIE — Police arrested two men on charges of attempted murder related to a drug deal gone bad earlier this month.
According to reports, on Wednesday, July 22, police arrested Dwayne Daniels, 25, of Albany, and two days later arrested Anthony Zaremski, 20, of Colonie.
On July 9, according to Colonie police, there was a marijuana deal that apparently went bad that led to a car chase, a crash and gun fire.
At 4:09 p.m., there were reports of a rollover crash on Morris Road near the railroad tracks.
The occupants of a white Jeep Cherokee, which rolled over, allegedly fired a handgun at a black Dodge pickup that was involved in the accident. The occupants of the Jeep, Daniels and Zaremski, fled on foot while the driver of the pickup drove away.
The driver of the pickup was stopped a short time later on the Northway near Exit 4 and was interviewed by police.
A large amount of marijuana and cash were found inside the Jeep and a spent shell casing was located outside the vehicle.
A search of the area included officers from Colonie and Guilderland, K9 units from Colonie and the State Police and the Colonie Drone Unit. It is believed the Daniels and Zaremski stole bicycles from a nearby residence and fled the scene.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined the occupants of the Jeep — the two recently arrested — tried to steal the marijuana from the driver of the pickup and he was chasing them down to try to get his merchandise back.
In addition to felony attempted murder, Zaremski also faces the two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana and reckless endangerment, all felonies. He was sent to the Albany County jail pending arraignment.
Daniels stands charged with attempted murder, two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and the felony of burglary in addition to the misdemeanor of petit larceny. He was arraigned in Colonie Town Court.