CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of leading them on a chase through three counties that included four stolen vehicles, the last of which was driven into the Tennessee River.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports , the incident began around noon on Saturday when Rhea County deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity. Arriving at the scene, they saw a white Chevrolet pickup truck drive through a closed garage door.

Deputies chased the vehicle through parts of two other counties before it was abandoned. The driver fled on foot, stealing and abandoning two other vehicles before he stole a Chevrolet Cruze and drove it into the Tennessee River.

Kendall Speegle faces multiple charges including aggravated burglary and theft over $10,000. Jail records do not list an attorney for Speegle.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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