DECATUR — Nine months after he sped away from Decatur police on a motorcycle, a 28-year-old man was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony aggravated fleeing and eluding.
A sworn police affidavit said the man was involved in a domestic violence incident on Oct. 17 and left the scene on a blue high-performance motorcycle.
A responding police officer found the man on his motorcycle stopped at a red light at Mound Road and North Water Street, the affidavit said. The officer turned on his emergency lights, exited his vehicle and approached the motorcycle. The man then drove off through the red light.
The officer pursued, the affidavit said, and speeds reached higher than 70 mph in the 100 block of West Mound, which has a speed limit of 30 mph. The officer watched the man speed through a red light at West Mound and North MacArthur Road and decided to end the pursuit for safety reasons, the affidavit said.
The woman who reported the domestic violence incident later identified the man as her boyfriend of nine months, the affidavit said.
The man was arrested early Thursday morning and remained in Macon County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. The affidavit said his driver's license had been revoked since 2011. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.