Monday, 20 August 2007 07:40
Avery County deputies had a busy night Sunday. An
officer spotted two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed. When he
attempted to stop the vehicles, they sped away down N.C. Highway 181.
had to suspend the chase when the motorcycles crossed into Burke County- but
got a break when an off-duty Avery officer in Jonas Ridge found a motorcycle
wrecked in the road near the county-line. According to Detective Frank
Catalano, a plate check revealed that the motorcycle was stolen from Newton on
August 15. While no one was found at the scene- at least someone in Newton will
get his or her motorcycle back, Catalano said- even if it’s “a little beat up.”
Officers have no suspects- but are actively investigating. The motorcycle was
towed to the Avery County Sheriff’s Office.