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Police chase forced lockdown of schools at Maquoketa Valley

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MANCHESTER (KWWL) -- A police chase in starting in Manchester forced a lockdown at Maquoketa Valley Schools.

It started when a truck reported stolen Tuesday was spotted Wednesday afternoon.  Officers chased the truck south of Manchester in mostly rural areas and farmland.

The truck went in a ditch south of Delhi, that's when police say the driver ran into a nearby wooded area.  Schools were locked down as a precaution as police searched for the suspect.

A police K-9 found the man hiding in the woods a short time later.  Authorities charged 21-year old Brock Cole of Manchester with theft of a motor vehicle, and several other traffic related offenses.
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