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Motorcycle driver caught after high-speed chase

Eric Lee Taylor Eric Lee Taylor

EDNEYVILLE — Henderson County sheriff’s deputies charged a 38-year-old motorcycle driver with multiple felonies after he allegedly led officers on a chase traveling up to 80 mph before getting off the bike and hiding in the woods.

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The sheriff's Crime Suppression Unit was following up on citizen complaints in the Old Clear Creek Road area of Edneyville when officers observed a motorcycle traveling on the roadway with no registration plate. When officers activated their lights and siren, the driver, Eric Lee Taylor, sped away, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

After a short chase, Taylor ditched the bike and ran into the woods off St. Pauls Road. Members of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit and aviation unit responding to the scene found Taylor hiding in a wooded area. He is charged with felony flee to elude arrest, felony assault on law enforcement animal (K-9), felony possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, possess drug paraphernalia and reckless driving to endanger the public. Bond was set at $28,250.