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Palo Teen Taken Into Custody Following Multi-County Chase

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LINN COUNTY, Iowa — Cedar Rapids police and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office confirm one man is in custody Tuesday morning after he led authorities on a high-speed chase on Interstate 380.

Police say their investigation actually began around 1 a.m. when a woman called them to report she was assaulted and had her vehicle stolen near St. Luke’s Hospital. A short time later the stolen vehicle was spotted on Interstate 380 north of Center Point and a chase began.

When Linn County deputies tried to pull over the man, he accelerated to speeds up to 110 miles per hour. Deputies were able to use stop sticks at the 62 mile marker to help stop the chase and the man stopped the vehicle around the 63.5 mile marker on northbound Interstate 380.

Deputies say the driver, 17-year-old Nicholas Scott of Palo did not resist arrest and was taken into custody shortly after the chase ended.

He is charged with Robbery 2nd, Felony Eluding and several other minor traffic citations.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into this carjacking and chase. They were assisted by Cedar Rapids police, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Evansdale Police Department.