Driver of stolen vehicle leads law enforcement on brief chase in Linn County

Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 5:21 AM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Linn County Sheriff's Office is looking for a person who led them on an overnight chase in a stolen vehicle.

It happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday when a deputy saw three vehicles driving recklessly in Fross Park in Center Point.

The vehicles took off when the deputy tried to stop all three of the vehicles. The deputy chased a blue Ford Escape into the Cedar Rapids area.

The driver went off the road at C Avenue and Old Marion Road. The vehicles then went into a tree line behind the Linn County Extension building.

The driver then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The officer searched the area but couldn’t find the suspect.

An investigation determined that the Ford Escape had been stolen earlier that evening from a residence in Center Point.

Officials said the identity of the driver is unknown at this time. An investigation is ongoing.

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