Walker County authorities said that a high speed chase on Thursday ended with the arrest of 32 year-old Charles Derek Steele.  Reports said that Steele kidnapped his ex-girlfriend before leading police on a 20 minute chase that ended on Hickory Valley Road in Hamilton County.

Reports added that Steele had been harassing and stalking the victim since February.

Officials said that the victim was staying at a friend’s home when Steele came and dragged her from it and into his truck.  Investigators said that he then tool the woman to a home in Hamilton County Tennessee.

After police arrived on the scene Steele, with his ex-girlfriend as hostage, left the scene and the high speed chase ensued.

Steele will be extradited to Walker County.

He is charged with several felonies, including kidnapping, in Georgia and Tennessee with other charges pending.