The Edmond Sun

April 1, 2013

High-speed motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A 19-year-old Edmond man was transported to the hospital after he fled from a traffic stop on a motorcycle, led officers on a high-speed chase and crashed, police said.   

Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said the suspect was being pulled over Monday afternoon for allegedly speeding on his motorcycle, a 2009 Kawasaki, when he engaged in a high-speed pursuit with officers.

The suspect crashed the motorcycle going eastbound on Second Street in Edmond just east of the Second Street-Coltrane intersection, Monroe said. He fled into the woods to the south and through a neighborhood where officers found him in a business parking lot, she said.

Jacob Tyler Williams, 19, of Edmond, was taken to OU Medical Center Presbyterian Tower for treatment of injuries he received in the crash, Monroe said. Information on potential criminal charges related to Monday’s incident were not available by press time.

Saturday evening, Police Officer Mason Long was dispatched to 1920 E. Second St. on the north side of Building 28, according to a report filed by Long. The reporting party said there was an intoxicated male stumbling around trying to get on his motorcycle, Long stated.

After Long arrived, he spoke with the male, later identified as Williams, who was allegedly still stumbling around his motorcycle, Long stated. He managed to get his leg over the motorcycle as the officer approached, but the bike fell over on top of him, the officer stated.

Long stated that he could not find any keys on the rider or the motorcycle. The suspect said he was staying with someone in the apartment complex, the report stated.

Long stated Williams was arrested on complaints of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer, public intoxication and minor in possession of low-point beer. The substance found by officers field tested presumptive positive for marijuana, the police report stated. | 341-2121, ext. 108