Motorcycle leads Toccoa PD and SCSO on chase

A safety checkpoint by Toccoa Police was interrupted after a motorcycle sped through without stopping.

That’s according to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley.

He says it happened around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

“There were some safety checks going on at that time [Wednesday] when he apparently ran through a safety check,” Shirley said. “And so, he turned onto Zebulon Branch Road and that’s when my deputy got involved. But he never saw it (the motorcycle) again.

Shirley continued to say that his officer continued pursuing the motorcyclist up to the Summit.

“He (the deputy) ended up over at the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Hwy 123 where GSP (Georgia State Patrol) and everyone were sitting, so he knew that the motorcycle had to have turned off,” Shirley said. “So he was doing some back tracking and the deputy turned up into the summit, and there were some Railroad workers who said they saw it go on up the mountain and up to the Summit. We then flooded the area and went door-to-door to about 15 or 20 houses and it was not there. So, we knew then that it had to get onto one of the trails or an old roadway that goes out to West Doyle.”

Despite the efforts of law enforcement, the suspect did evade being apprehended.

According to Shirley this wasn’t the first time his department nor the Toccoa Police Department had encountered this particular motorcycle.

He says that a similar incident occurred recently, where the driver evaded police after they attempted a safety stop.

“It’s the second time the vehicle has failed to stop and has eluded officers. So they have a good idea about the motorcycle so they are continuing their investigation into it,” he said.

Again, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office will continue its investigation to find the suspect.

WNEG News will continue to follow this story as additional details become available.