DEPUTIES PURSUE AND ARREST MAN THIS AFTERNOON FOLLOWING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON COMPLAINT
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 38 year old Mountain Home man this afternoon, January 1, 2017, after pursuing him first on a motorcycle and then on foot for approximately ¾ of a mile.
The incident began when the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious male on a motorcycle driving around an abandoned house on Tucker Cemetery Road at approximately 1:30 PM. Deputies responded to investigate. On arrival, Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Menschik observed a man on a black motorcycle near a barn that was some distance down a trail from a residence at 2144 Tucker Cemetery Rd.
Deputy Menschik and Corporal Kristofer Savino moved to intercept and make contact with this man. When the man observed the deputies, he accelerated the motorcycle toward the residence with deputies giving chase. Near the residence, the man crashed the motorcycle into a wooden fence. He then jumped a barbed-wire fence and fled from deputies on foot. Deputies chased after the man for approximately ¾ of a mile before he surrendered. The man, identified as JASON CHORBA, was taken into custody at that time. During a search of his person, deputies found and seized a drug pipe from CHORBA.
JASON CHORBA was found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest from both the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the Mountain Home Police Department, as well as a civil body attachment for non-payment of child support. CHORBA was transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges of:
Fleeing from Officer – Misdemeanor
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
No Motorcycle Endorsement – Misdemeanor
No Protective Eyewear – Misdemeanor
No Liability Insurance – Misdemeanor
Criminal Trespass – Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief – Misdemeanor
Possession Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Failure to Appear (2 counts) – Outstanding Bench Warrants
Non-Payment of Child Support – Civil Body Attachment
JASON CHORBA is being held in lieu of $5,485.00 bond, and he will appear before the Baxter County District Court to answer on February 2, 2017.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff