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WATERLOO – A Waterloo man was arrested following a brief chase with police on Friday that ended shortly after he allegedly crashed into a porch.

Waterloo police arrested Alante Mathis Amaechi, 22, for misdemeanor eluding and driving while suspended and escape.

According to court records, Amaechi had been serving time at the Waterloo Residential Correctional Facility for a 2017 drug charge when he fled the facility on May 26. On Friday, Waterloo police attempted to stop his vehicle in the area of Belmont Avenue and Wellington Street, and the pursuit ended when his vehicle struck a front porch at 526 Locust St.

Damage to the home and vehicle were minor, police said.

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