On Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:32 AM, the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence in the City of Atalissa due to a complaint of a vehicle theft.
While investigating the theft, the deputies located the stolen vehicle a short distance away. The vehicle was occupied by two subjects. At the time of the deputy’s arrival, the vehicle was attempting to pull a second vehicle from a residential yard. The male driver of the vehicle attempted to flee the scene in the stolen vehicle and immediately crashed due to intervention by the deputy on scene. The driver subsequently fled on foot. The second subject was taken into custody.
During the investigation, deputies found that the second vehicle was also stolen from Davenport, in late 2022. The stolen vehicles were linked to both subjects.
The driver was located after a brief foot chase and was taken into custody.
Keegan Leonard Lee Gravert (driver), 26, of Coralville and Crystal Marie Patterson (passenger), 22, of West Liberty were subsequently transported to the Muscatine County Jail.
Gravert has been charged with 2 counts of Theft 1st Degree, Interference with Official Acts, Prescription Drug Violation, Possession of Burglar Tools and Driving While Barred. In addition to the aforementioned charges, Gravert also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Scott County.
Patterson has been charged with 2 counts of Theft 1st Degree, Interference with Official Acts, Prescription Drug Violation, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Burglar Tools and Escape.
The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, West Liberty Police, Wilton Police and Atalissa EMS.