BLOOMFIELD — A Drakesville man was arrested Monday after police said he eluded them on a stolen motorcycle.

Harvey Lee Tapley, 21, of Drakesville, was charged with eluding, second-degree theft, driving while barred, reckless driving, interference with official acts, and trespassing.

Bloomfield Police through court filings said an officer saw who they identified as Tapley on a yellow dirt bike speeding through town. Police said he was seen driving through an alley before jumping a curb and driving through two buildings.

Tapley stopped and was holding up the dirt bike, police said, when he saw a police vehicle and took off running on foot.

It was reported Tapley entered a residence in the 200 block of East Jefferson Street in Bloomfield, where officers said they searched and found him under a pile of clothes in an upstairs closet.

The dirt bike, valued at $1,800, was reported stolen from Wapello County, according to court filings made by police.

Kyle Ocker can be reached at kocker@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker

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Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian. Prior to becoming editor, Ocker was a correspondent, sports editor and associate editor at the Daily Iowegian, and was the managing editor of the Knoxville Journal-Express.

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