High speed chase in Georgetown finds reported stolen bike

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Georgetown County deputies discovered a motorcycle reported stolen in Myrtle Beach last week following a high speed chase overnight.

The incident report from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says an officer was on patrol around 7:40 p.m. Monday when he observed three motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed on Highmarket Street in the area of Keever Street.

The bike traveling in the rear of the trio was measured to be driving 89 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone. The rear, black in color bike then accelerated to 100 miles per hour, according to the report, as the other two bikes, one gold and one blue, moved into the right lane.

The officer then activated his lights and siren and pursued the black bike, driven by a black male wearing a black shirt, onto St. Delights Road.

The report continues to say the driver made an abrupt stop, crossed the center median over Highmarket Street and proceeded back down St. Delights Road at 120 miles per hour with no regard for other drivers on the roads. The black bike then turned onto Powell Road, fluctuating between 120 and 140 miles per hour as he weaved in out and of traffic.

Turning sharply onto Columbus Road, the bike ran into a ditch where the biker was flipped off and he fled into the woods.

The officer was unable to apprehend the suspect, but after checking the tags on the bike discovered that it had been reported stolen for the Myrtle Beach area, and the owner lived in North Carolina.

Anybody with information regarding this suspect or any other incidents in Georgetown County is urged to contact the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at 843-546-5102.

Anonymous tips can also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word "GCSOTIP" followed by your message. This service is for crime tips ONLY, not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress call 911.

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