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Community reacts to police chase through their neighborhood

“Everybody would be scared in their neighborhood for something like that.”

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 7:21 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 6:24 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa- A community is reacting after a man led police on a chase crashing his vehicle in to a parked car early Wednesday morning.
Joey Faught lives across the street from where the accident happened at S. Carolina Ave. and 8th St. SW. around 6 a.m. He said he didn’t wake up when it happened, but he saw the surveillance video from where the man was arrested at Hardee’s on 5th St. and Delaware Ave.
Faught said he isn’t surprised the chase happened on his street, saying it is a busy road, but it doesn’t make it any less concerning.
“Everybody would be scared in their neighborhood for something like that,” he said. “But they took care of it and everybody was safe except the driver.”
Police identified the driver as a 23-year-old Cedar Rapids man Thomas West. According to authorities, West is facing a number of different charges: burglary, felony eluding, interference with official acts, failure to maintain control and leaving the scene of an accident.
West was transported to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa to be treated for his injuries. He was later transported to the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

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