MARION — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of theft after he allegedly stole a vehicle over the weekend and attempted to run from officers during a traffic stop.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies attempted a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle about 1 p.m. Thursday near Squaw Creek Trailer Court in Marion, but the driver — later identified as Skylar John Smith, 32 — refused to stop.
The chase ended when Smith lost control of the vehicle and drove into a ditch near Hindmen and Secrist roads in Marion, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said.
Smith was taken into custody and booked into Linn County Jail. He faces charges of second-degree theft, driving while barred and attempt to elude.
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