A Davenport man has been charged after troopers say he led officers on a chase

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – A Davenport man was charged after a high-speed chase Sunday in Bettendorf, according to troopers.

Anthony J. Maples, 41, is charged with second-degree burglary; waiver – injury, OWI, drugs or involvement in a felony; operating under the influence of a first offense; second offense possession of a controlled substance – marijuana; driving while license suspended, suspended or revoked; having drug paraphilia; driving on the wrong side of a two-way highway; dangerous passage; and failure to obey a traffic control device.

According to the arrest warrant:

The Iowa State Patrol found a stolen red 2004 Ford F150 at Utica Ridge Road and Veterans Memorial Park around 10:42 p.m., Sunday.

The driver, later identified as Maples, failed to stop and a police chase ensued. Troopers said Maples also failed to get stopped and eluded Bettendorf police before that.

Maples was traveling 89 mph in a 45 mph zone on Forest Grove Road and drove through a restricted area or construction zone, troopers said.

The truck stopped after hitting spike strips in the area of ​​Valley Drive and Belmont Road, troopers said. Maples said he was not stopped because he did not have a driver’s license. Maples told troopers he did not know who owned the truck.

According to troopers, Maples admitted to officers that he was “stoned” and smoked marijuana at his home before driving away.

During a search of the vehicle, troopers found a glass marijuana pipe with burnt marijuana residue, according to the official release, in the center console. Maples told officers he was there. Troopers also said they found a glass container with THC wax and several other marijuana and meth pipes with residue in the car.

Court records show Maples is holding only $7,500 in cash. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 27.

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