Deputies search for suspect after chase and motorbike accident
4:30 p.m. update:
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Bay County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the violent crash of a stolen motorcycle.
The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. this morning on Highways 388 and 2301 in Bayou George.
Investigators say a white male stole a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
When a Bay County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to arrest him, the man took off and a chase began.
State troopers said the pursuit was heading north at 2301.
When the rider attempted to turn left onto the 388, he lost control and rolled the motorcycle onto its left side, where it then burst into flames.
The suspect left on foot, triggering a manhunt.
He was found in a wooded area near Mashburn Road just north of the 388 around 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Authorities were searching for a suspect in Bayou George after a chase and a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a man on a motorcycle was being chased by deputies when he lost control of the vehicle on County 388 and Highway 2301. The man laid the motorcycle on its side and it took fire, the soldiers added.
The man then fled. This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.