iPad Helps Police Crack Burglary, Leads To Chase Overnight

A man is behind bars after an overnight chase that police said was tied to an earlier Huntsville home burglary.

Police said a Huntsville house was burglarized on Monday and several items were stolen including a Corvette and an iPad. 

That iPad eventually helped police find a suspect. Using the device’s GPS tracking ability, Madison County Sheriff’s deputies traced the item to a house on Kelly Cemetery Rd. – where they also found the stolen Corvette. A driver then hopped in that vehicle and took off.

A chase began around 12:30 a.m. when Huntsville Police spotted the Corvette and attempted to stop it near Pulaski Pike and Liberty Hill Rd. Officers raced after the car for nearly 45 minutes – reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour. Finally, after two attempts to spike the sports car’s tires, the Corvette’s driver wrecked on Highway 231 – just across the Tennessee state line.

The driver was arrested and taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Oficces says that driver was 29-year-old Zachary Roland.  They say his bond has been set at $208,000.  After getting the all clear, the suspect will spend time in the Lincoln County, TN jail before coming back to Madison County to face a judge.

Charges against the Roland include receiving stolen property, fleeing and attempting to elude and burglary. Stay with WHNT News 19 for the latest updates on this overnight news.