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Topeka man arrested following motorcycle pursuit Tuesday

A Topeka man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a pursuit that originated in Jackson County.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, a deputy attempted to stop a red 2007 Yamaha motorcycle that was allegedly driving erratically and speeding near 102nd and US Hwy 75 in southern Jackson County before 2:30 p.m.

The motorcyclist continued south into Shawnee County and led law enforcement on a pursuit through northern Shawnee County and into north Topeka. Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers also assisted with the pursuit. Law enforcement was able to stop the pursuit while a KHP air unit pursued the motorcyclist by air.

The motorcycle was followed to the 1700 block of NW Taylor where the rider hid the motorcycle and left on foot.

KHP Troopers, Shawnee County Deputies and the Topeka Police Department assisted with the apprehension of the rider. Thirty-five-year-old Austin L. Terry of Topeka was arrested by Jackson County deputies.

Terry was transported to the Jackson County Jail in Holton where he is facing charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement, reckless driving, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended, no proof of insurance and no registration.


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