Police say they arrested a man after he rammed a police cruiser with a stolen vehicle early Monday morning.
Marcus Whaley, 39, was arrested following a run in with police who confronted him about the stolen vehicle. About midnight Monday, police responded to a call from a Colorado Springs man who said he had found his stolen vehicle. When officers arrived at 2900 South Academy Boulevard, the man said Whaley rammed his current vehicle with the stolen automobile.
When police officers tried to stop Whaley, he rammed into a police cruiser before taking off.
The stolen vehicle topped out at 20 mph due to all the damage it sustained. Officers pursued Whaley as he drove into a field at the 1900 block of South Murray Boulevard. Whaley continued on a bike path that runs along the west side of the Sand Creek drainage ditch going 5 mph, refusing to stop for police, officers said.
As Whaley neared a homeless camp underneath the bridge at 2300 South Academy Boulevard, one police officer clipped the back end of the vehicle with his cruiser causing Whaley to lose control of the vehicle as it lodged between two rocks. Police captured Whaley shortly after.
Whaley was also wanted on a parole violation, police said.
The 39-year-old was held without bail at the El Paso County jail Monday morning, records show.