MARTIN COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – Police say a motorcyclist led officers on a high-speed chase through two counties, reaching 115 mph at one point.
Indiana State Police said that just before 11 p.m. Aug. 6, an officer patrolling US 231 near County Road 200 South spotted James Schepers travelling at 71 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the officer's radar. When the officer turned on his lights, Schepers accelerated and fled, reaching 115 mph, the statement from police said.
Trooper Andrew Beaver stopped chasing Schepers after he crossed into Dubois County and through Haysville. He told the Jasper Police Department to look for the motorcycle.
Around 11 p.m., Jasper police saw the motorcyclist heading southbound into Jasper, still travelling at more than 100 mph, police said. The motorcyclist eventually stopped behind a home on West 36th street. Jasper police took him into custody until Trooper Beaver arrived.
Schepers, 21, of Huntingburg was taken to Martin County Jail for resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and reckless driving. A female passenger was released without charges.