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Motorcycle chase ends in arrest

A Warrenton man has been arrested and charged with multiple traffic violations following a high-speed chase with a state trooper on a motorcycle in Thomson on Sept. 3.

Following the vehicle pursuit, a brief foot chase ensued.

No one reportedly was injured.

Sgt. First Class Jason Johnson, post commander of the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown, identified the suspect as Taimakia Marquee Evans, of the 100 block of McMichael Road.

Mr. Evans was charged with speeding, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, Sgt. Johnson said.

After being taken into custody just after 11:30 a.m., Mr. Evans was taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center by Deputy Marc Coy.

Sgt. Johnson chased the one-armed man down and handcuffed him on Scott Way.

The foot chase between Sgt. Johnson and Mr. Evans began after Mr. Evans laid his 2001 Suzuki 750 motorcycle down in the yard of a residence on Noble Street.

Sgt. Johnson said the motorcyclist passed him while he was on Washington Road near Telephone Street.

"I recognized him and knew that his license had been suspended," Sgt. Johnson told The McDuffie Mirror . "I tried to stop him, but he sped up even more."

Sgt. Johnson received assistance from Troopers Brian Cody and Patrick Prosser, as well as from Thomson Police Chief Joe Nelson and Officer Don Hilson.

Web posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010

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