A high-speed chase with a motorcycle that began in Hardin County raced into Jasper County before authorities lost sight of the cyle on Tuesday.
The chase began around 5 p.m. on Cravens Camp Road in Silsbee with a Hardin County Sheriff deputy in pursuit.
The motorcycle was reportedly a racing style cycle that was described as black and blue with a large, green Monster drink logo. The driver of the cycle was wearing a black helmet.
Unofficial reports are that Hardin County deputies chased the cycle going west on Cravens Camp Road before turning south on Old Spurger Hwy. The cyclists then headed towards Hwy. 92.
Law enforcement officials waited at the intersection of Hwy. 92 and Old Spurger Hwy. near the Dominy’s Convenience store, but the cyclist raced through and turned south on Hwy. 92 traveling at a high rate of speed.
Silsbee law enforcement were called in to support, but the cyclist turned east onto FM 418 and traveled to the Hwy. 96 bypass.
The cylclist then entered onto the Hwy. 96 bypass traveling north towards Evadale. Deputies were clocked going as much as 120 m.p.h., but soon noticed the cyclist slowly drifting away from them.
Jasper County deputies were prepared and joined in the chase as it reached Jasper County.
The chase reached near Buna when the cyclist made a u-turn and raced back south before getting lost by authorities.
Uncomfirmed reports showed that a motorcycle matching the description was spotted near Deer Run Road in Jasper County, but according to Jasper County Sheriff Mitchell Newman, the cyclist has not been caught.
“Our cruisers are only equipped to go about 130 m.p.h.,” Newman said. “We started losing him as he drifted further from us. I felt that we needed to let him go before he killed himself or killed someone else.”
Both Hardin County deputies and Jasper County deputies are continuing to collect leads.
Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain has not been available for comment as of yet.
More on the chase will come.