While officers were en route to Krogers, dispatch advised that the suspects had fled south in a vehicle. Officer Tim Taberski located the vehicle on Council Drive behind the store. He attempted to stop the vehicle which proceeded north on Western Avenue and then on to Markley Drive. Eventually the vehicle pulled into the parking lot at Scott’y Hydraulic at 1200 Markley.
The male suspect, identified as 22 year old Quarles Mack of South Bend fled from the vehicle into a wooded area and was later taken into custody by Marshall County Police on US 30 north of that location.
Mack was booked into the jail and charged with Theft and Resisting Law Enforcement.
The female in the vehicle was taken into custody at the scene and charged with theft and resisting law enforcement. She provided false information to officers and her identity is pending confirmation.
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