The incident started with the arrest of Joshua Pullum, 18, during a domestic disturbance Friday night. He was placed in the back of a cop car. The deputy then went back inside a Marianna home on White Oak Road to complete the investigation.
When the deputy returned, his patrol car was gone.
Officials say Pullum was spotted a short time later driving the stolen car on Old Spanish Trail in the Cypress area.
He was arrested on domestic battery, grand theft and escape charges.