Suspected car thief arrested in Manatee

April 6, 2013 

— A suspected car thief was arrested after leading deputies on a chase early Saturday, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

At about 1:15 a.m., a deputy observed a vehicle reported stolen from Sarasota, according to a news release. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued that ended in the 1500 block of 28th Avenue Drive West.

The driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle fled on foot and got away. But several hours, later, the suspected driver of the vehicle, Shaquan Leverett, 18, was arrested and charged with vehicle theft and fleeing to elude, the news release said.

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