MASON CITY | A Cedar Rapids man accused of burglary led Mason City Police on a chase early Wednesday morning that ended with a car crash and foot chase into the Hardee’s parking lot.  

Thomas Nodie Du’Ane West, 23, was arrested following the pursuit.

About 6:02 a.m., a resident reported his home was being burglarized on the 1300 block of 10th Street Southeast.

“The victim reported that an unknown man was stealing his possessions from his house,” Mason City Police Sgt. Brett Hollander said in a press release.

When officers arrived, West fled the scene in his car and led officers on a high-speed pursuit.

West later struck a parked vehicle near the intersection of Eighth Street and South Carolina Avenue.

“The suspect's vehicle sustained heavy front end damage but the suspect continued to flee,” Hollander said.

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West lost control of his vehicle again at the intersection of Sixth Street and South Delaware Avenue, leaving the road and striking a street sign.

The vehicle sustained disabling damage, according to police, and West fled on foot. He was arrested in the Hardee's parking lot shortly afterward.

West was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa, where he was evaluated and released.

West was charged with two felonies, two misdemeanors and two driving offenses:

  • Felony third-degree burglary

  • Felony eluding law enforcement

  • Misdemeanor operating under the influence - first offense

  • Misdemeanor interference with official acts resulting in injury

  • Failure to maintain control

  • Leaving scene of an accident - property damage

West was booked in Cerro Gordo County Jail where he is held on four bonds totaling $12,000. No court date has been set.

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