A couple who police say stole three vehicles in less than a day were arrested in Henry County on Tuesday morning.
State police said they were in the process of recovering a Ford Mustang that had been taken from 3016 Sulphur-Bedford Pike on Monday night when they say they spotted the thieves, Cleveland Riley, 31, and Elizabeth Linton, 26, on Wooded Ridge Road on Tuesday morning.
The couple, of Bedford, had just stolen a minivan from a home at 570 Wooded Ridge, according to a news release.
State police said they had also stolen a BMW sedan from 9591 Sulphur Road overnight.
Two troopers blocked the exit on Wooded Ridge and signaled for the couple to stop, but Riley sped up and drove the minivan around a cruiser, narrowly missing the troopers, the release stated.
The couple surrendered after a short pursuit, and state police found that the couple's infant son was inside the vehicle with them. The baby was taken into protective custody by social services workers.
Riley was charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking of an automobile, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree terroristic threatening, failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change, disregarding a stop sign, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to signal, reckless driving and speeding 15 miles per hour over the limit.
Linton was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by unlawful taking of an automobile.