Man charged after motorcycle chase ends | Crime News

A man has been charged after a motorcycle chase ended in wreckage on Thursday.

Mikall Lee Piercy, 22, of 5140 Foreman St., Morganton, has been charged with felony flight to escape arrest, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and driving without displaying a license plate, according to a press release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

The charges were laid after deputies working to recover a stolen U-Haul truck saw a motorcycle with two people on it driving down Hayes Water Road without a license plate, the statement said.

The deputy used his headlights and sirens to overtake the vehicle shortly before 11 a.m., but the driver turned toward the deputy and drove away, the statement said.

A chase ensued, leading officers down Conley Road, Foreman Street, Jeter Carswell Road and Denton’s Chapel Road reaching speeds of over 80mph, the statement said.

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Within about five minutes, the motorcycle lost control and was wrecked on Denton’s Chapel Road, the statement said.

Piercy, the driver, fled the deputies for about 100 yards through a field of grass before laying down and surrendering when a deputy caught up with him, the statement said.

Piercy and the passenger were transported to UNC Health Blue Ridge where they were treated and released, the statement said. The motorcycle was seized under North Carolina’s Run and Done law.

Piercy had his first court appearance on Friday. His bail was set at $10,000 guaranteed, according to the statement.

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