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Mount Pleasant police say the man who drove a stolen car from Chicago to Racine County and dumped it in order to steal another car is behind bars after trying to flee police in Chicago.

Marvin Taylor, 48, of Chicago, was arrested Tuesday after officers in Chicago attempted a traffic stop when they realized the vehicle Taylor was driving was stolen. Instead of stopping, Taylor took off, a press release from MPPD Sgt. Eric Relich reads. During his attempt to flee police, Taylor caused two accidents with injuries on an Illinois expressway.

On March 10, Taylor reportedly stole a car from Chicago, drove it to Racine County and left it in the parking lot of Kwik Trip when he drove off in another car.

When Taylor was eventually apprehended Tuesday, Chicago police contacted Mount Pleasant officers and after comparing mugs shots and surveillance photos from Kwik Trip to confirm Taylor was the suspect they were seeking.

Taylor is being held in the Cook County Jail facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle. Charges in Racine County have been forwarded to the Racine County District Attorney for review. The suspect has a criminal history that includes fleeing a traffic officer.

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