Scott County, IOWA – According to the Bettendorf Police Department, his name is Justin Pries and he faces felony charges of first-degree theft; eluding – injury, OWI, drugs or participating in a felony; and operating while under the influence – third offense.
This incident occurred right after 2 p.m. Friday.
Authorities say the 32-year-old suspect stole merchandise from Burlington Coat Factory and took off in a Dodge Ram truck.
The suspect then led the police on a vehicle pursuit, but was quickly arrested.
He told officers that the vehicle was stolen and admitted to smoking marijuana before he drove.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.