A 22 year old man from Bean Station, Tennessee, TRAVIS S. ADAMS, is incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center following his arrest on the evening of Thursday, September 29th, on multiple charges after he fled from Sheriff’s Deputies on a motorcycle.
The incident began when Deputy David Alkire observed a person on a motorcycle fail to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Coley Drive and College Street in the City of Mountain Home. Deputy Alkire attempted to initiate a vehicle stop for this violation, when the operator of the motorcycle accelerated and sped away. Deputy Alkire initiated a pursuit of the motorcycle at approximately 8:54 PM. The pursuit continued East bound on Coley Drive into the parking lot of Orscheln Farm Supply. From there, the fleeing motorcycle went East on U. S. Highway 62 B at high speed, with numerous traffic violations being committed.
The operator of the motorcycle then turned South on State Highway 178 E (Club Boulevard). An officer with the Mountain Home Police Department had blocked the roadway, and the motorcycle operator turned down Chism Drive. He then hit a gravel spot in the roadway and wrecked. The operator then fled on foot from the scene of the crash and went into the woods. Additional deputies and officers from assisting agencies began searching the area for the suspect. After the license plate and vehicle identification number of the motorcycle were checked through NCIC, it was determined that the motorcycle was listed as stolen by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tennessee.
At approximately 9:21 PM, the suspect was located by private citizens at 976 Marquis Drive and quickly taken into custody. The suspect, TRAVIS S. ADAMS, was transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges specified below:
Theft by Receiving – Class C Felony
Fleeing from Officer – Misdemeanor
Fictitious Vehicle License – Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving – Misdemeanor
Speeding – Misdemeanor
Prohibited Passing – Misdemeanor
No Liability Insurance – Misdemeanor
TRAVIS ADAMS was later taken to the Baxter Regional Medical Center to be examined for minor injuries sustained when he wrecked the motorcycle. He was 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.
John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff