Charges follow motorcycle chase along NC, TN border

By Adam Orr -

(Photo submitted) Jeffery Byrd

JEFFERSON-A short motorcycle chase along the border between North Carolina and Tennessee resulted in charges for a Tennessee couple.

According to a press release issued by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office, ACSO deputies and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office charged two suspects after they apparently led authorities on a chase between both Ashe and Johnson Counties on Aug. 4, 2017.

Motorcycle rider Jeffery C Byrd, 28, of Kingsport, TN, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flee to elude, failure to stop for emergency vehicle and reckless driving.

Passenger April Dawn Wilcox, 25, of Mountain City, TN was charged with littering and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Byrd remains in custody in Johnson County. According to the release, additional charges could be filed.

Reach Adam Orr at 336-846-7164.

(Photo submitted) Jeffery Byrd submitted) Jeffery Byrd

By Adam Orr

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