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Recent Prisoner Arrested After High Speed Chase In Stolen Car

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A man took deputies on a high-speed chase through Jackson County early Friday morning. This is the second high-speed chase within two days that Jackson County police have needed to engage in. 

It all unfolded just after 1 a.m. Friday when a sheriff's deputy spotted a man driving a stolen car. It turns out the driver had just been released from prison and the car had been reported stolen from Napoleon Township just minutes before.

An attempt to pull over the driver failed and that's when the chase began. First it went through town and eventually it headed out onto the highway. At times, the chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph. Thanks to stop sticks, the tires came off and the chase was over.

When the driver was arrested Friday morning, he hadn't even been out of jail for a full day yet.

"For the same offenses. He had been stealing cars, which is what put him in prison in the first place...you know what they say, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior," said Steven Rand, Jackson County Sheriff.

All this comes just one day after another high speed chase on 94 that ended in almost the same spot.

"It is very unusual. In fact, when I was reading our daily log of activity, I thought immediately that this is the same incident from the day before, like we somehow repeated it. Then I dug into it further and realized it was totally new," said Sheriff Rand.

The man will face a couple of charges including, fleeing and eluding and receiving and concealing stolen property. He has yet to go before a judge.

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