Marcus Heath, 26, of Jacksonville, Florida, allegedly sped away from Maryland State Police on Interstate 95, In Delaware he was later arrested after police found his parked car in Newark.
The Delaware State Police arrested a Florida man Tuesday in Newark after he led police on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle.
At about 4:21 p.m., Delaware State Police were contacted by the Maryland State Police, who advised that a stolen silver 2006 Mercedes Benz with Florida tags was on I-95 in Maryland and may be headed towards Delaware.
Maryland police said a suspect, Marcus Heath, 26, of Jacksonville, Florida, may be driving the stolen car.
At about 4:40 p.m., a Maryland trooper in a fully-marked patrol vehicle located the Mercedes as it was northbound on I-95 in in Cecil County. The trooper was able to identify Heath as the driver and attempted to make a traffic stop.
Police said Heath refused to stop and continued to travel on I-95 at a high rate of speed into Delaware, and was last seen near the Delaware House service plaza.
At about 6:15 p.m., a 911 call by a resident on Rosewood Drive, Newark, advised police that a silver Mercedes Benz with Florida tags was parked in their driveway.
Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies began searching the area and at 6:30 p.m., a trooper saw a man matching Heath's description in the area of Christiana Road (Route 273) and McIntosh Plaza. Heath attempted to flee, but he was taken in to custody without incident after a brief foot pursuit.
Heath has been charged as an out-of-state fugitive with an active grand theft warrant issued in Duval County, Florida. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 before being committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution while awaiting extradition.