Tuesday morning Indiana State Police spotted a green Ford Ranger on SR63 that was reported to be involved in the theft of a jet ski by Parke County Police.
When police tried to stop the truck the driver took off.
The chase went through Parke, Vermillion and Vigo counties.
At some point early in the chase the jet ski broke free.
A short time later the truck went off the road and hit a tree stump in northern Vigo County.
The driver bailed out of the truck and fled on foot, eventually jumping into the Wabash River.
Not long after that 29 year old Ryan Steadman came out of the water and was arrested.
Steadman was taken to the Parke County jail and is being held on various charges.