Wanted man taken into custody after chase

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UPDATE: Bettendorf Police have released more details about the arrest.

Just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Bettendorf officers tried to stop a white 2017 Ford F150 being driven by a wanted person in the 1100 block of Brown Street.

When the driver failed to stop, officers used spike strips to deflate the front tires. Police were eventually able to block the vehicle in the parking lot at 1210 State Street.

The driver, Michael Duane Smith, 50, was arrested and charged with the following:

• Parole violation

• First degree criminal mischief

• Eluding

• Interference with a weapon

• Lane violation

• Stop sign violation

• Tinted windows

Michael Duane Smith, 50

The Iowa State Patrol has been requested to handle the accident investigation.

EARLIER UPDATE: A suspect was taken into custody in the 1200 block of State Street after a chase in downtown Bettendorf.

Police say the man was wanted for parole violations after cutting his ankle monitor. The suspect fled from police once this week already.

There were no injuries, just minor damage to police vehicles.

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