Carl Edgar McCleese III, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he led police on a chase after stealing a motorcycle.

Reports said that McCleese stole a 2018 Yamaha YZ125, valued at $6,449, frm a location on East 16th Street.

Police stated that McCleese later pulled up to a road check on 5th Avenue and  Bale Street  where he fled the scene on foot after being found to be DUI.

He was captured after a short chase.

McCleese is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, DUI, obstruction and attempting to elude police.