CINCINNATI- The man police tracked and arrested using an iPhone app Monday faces a judge Tuesday morning.
Dakeith Pleasant is charged with felony fleeing and alluding, auto theft and reckless operation of a vehicle. He's being arraigned Tuesday at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
9 News has learned this isn't the first time the 23-year-old has been charged with a crime.
In 2008, Pleasant was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of robbery, according to court records.
In 2007, he faced a forgery charge. The charge was dropped after he paid the victim back.
On Monday, police caught Pleasant in the act. Just minutes after he allegedly robbed a man and stole his Chevrolet Cobalt, Cincinnati police tracked him using an app on the victim's iPhone, which was still inside the car.
After a five-block chase through Norwood, Pleasant crashed the car into a fire hydrant in Evanston and he was arrested.
Police say using mobile devices and tablets to track criminals is becoming more common, but they recommend using the apps at your own discretion.
Pleasant will be arraigned Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Room A of the Hamilton County Justice Center.
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