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High-Speed Motorcycle Pursuit Ends in Arrest for Meth Possession

A dramatic high-speed pursuit unfolded on Wednesday morning, March 13, 2024, when a Gillespie County deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle traveling southbound on South SH 16 around 11:48 a.m. The motorcycle had caught the deputy's attention due to the absence of a license plate.

Instead of complying with the traffic stop, the motorcycle accelerated, initiating a pursuit on South SH 16. The chase escalated quickly, with speeds exceeding 100 mph. The motorcycle veered into oncoming traffic as it entered Kerr County and continued at a rapid pace into the city limits of Kerrville.

Efforts by the Kerrville Police Department to intercept the motorcycle proved unsuccessful as the rider evaded their attempts to stop him. The pursuit then moved onto IH-10, with law enforcement agencies converging to apprehend the suspect.

Despite law enforcement following closely, the motorcycle operator maneuvered onto the westbound improved shoulder of IH-10, traveling in the opposite direction. Eventually, the suspect exited IH-10 at the Ranch Road 783 (Harper Road) exit but lost control, crashing the motorcycle after hitting a curb on Jackson Road.

During the arrest, the 41-year-old male suspect from Pipe Creek, TX, was observed discarding an object from his pocket, which was later identified as approximately 45.39 grams of methamphetamine. Additionally, it was discovered that the suspect had an active warrant out of Taylor County for Assault Family Violence Enhanced, a third-degree felony.

The suspect was taken into custody for his outstanding warrant and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Evading Arrest or Detention with a Motor Vehicle. The Kerrville Police Department and the Kerr County Sheriff's Office were credited for their assistance in the operation.

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