|Updated: 9/30/2011 11:07 am
||Published: 9/30/2011 10:58 am
BAXTER COUNTY, AR – A Tennessee man has been arrested on multiple charges after reportedly fleeing from Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies on a motorcycle Thursday.
According to reports, the incident began when a deputy observed a motorcyclist run a stop sign at the intersection of Coley Drive and College Street in the City of Mountain Home. When the deputy attempted to pull the motorcycle over, the driver sped away, and the deputy began a pursuit. The pursuit continued until the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Travis Adams of Tennessee, hit a gravel spot in the roadway and wrecked, fleeing on foot into the woods. Additional deputies and officers began searching the area for the suspect. After the license plate and vehicle identification number of the motorcycle were checked through NCIC, police discovered that the motorcycle was listed as stolen by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say that at approximately 9:21 pm, Adams was spotted by private citizens at 976 Marquis Drive and quickly taken into custody and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on theft by receiving, fleeing from an officer, fictitious vehicle license, reckless driving, prohibited passing and no liability insurance.
Adams was later taken to the Baxter Regional Medical Center to be examined for minor injuries sustained when he wrecked the motorcycle, and then returned to the Detention Center where he remains in custody on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court at a later date. The motorcycle was seized as evidence and is being held in impound.