|Motorcycle takes officers on chase through the city|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Sept. 21, 2005 -- A motorcycle chase concluded Tuesday night with the bike’s driver being jailed on felony charges for evading arrest or detention.
The incident began around 9:35 p.m. when Hopkins County Sheriff’s Cpl. Eddie Moon noticed a yellow motorcycle with a driver and passenger traveling north on Church Street at a high rate of speed.
Moon activated the lights and siren on his patrol vehicle to detain the motorcycle after determining it to be traveling at 104 miles per hour, according to radar equipment. Instead of stopping, however, the bike rider “took off,” turning onto Hillcrest Drive then onto Loop 301 with Moon in pursuit.
State troopers and police were notified of the rapidly moving vehicle headed into Sulphur Springs, as were HCSO Sgt. Todd Evans and deputies Brad Horton and Charlie Walker.
The bike traveled on Airport Road, Loop 301, College Street and into town, reportedly through residential streets. Police Lt. Antwone Young eventually called off the chase in town, as it was determined to represent a danger to other motorists or pedestrians in the city, as well as the male driver and young female passenger, according to HCSO Investigator Jace Anglin.
Sulphur Springs Police Cpl. Jason Ricketson told deputies a short while later that someone spotted a yellow Kawasaki Ninja on Sunset Street. Officers found the motorcycle, its engine still warm from recent use, behind a residence in the 800 block of Sunset Street.
Both the male and female riders were located inside the residence and detained. Both were taken to the county jail for questioning, and the motorcycle was impounded, according to arrest reports.
The bike’s driver, William Harold McCarley IV, was arrested by Moon and Evans at 10:34 p.m. for evading arrest with a vehicle and reckless driving. The reckless driving charge was later dropped. He had been released from the county jail at 11 a.m. Wednesday after Fast Bail Bonds secured the $5,000 bond for his release.