SPEED DEMON FOR HALLOWEEN SEASON:
JOHNSON CO. MAN ARRESTED IN LAWRENCE COUNTY AFTER HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE IN FOUR COUNTIES
NUMEROUS CHARGES THE SUSPECT IS FACING FOR THIS INCIDENT JOINS THE CHARGES HE FACES FROM 2021 INDICTMENT FOR ALSO FLEEING FROM COPS ON A MOTORCYCLE CHASE, ALSO IN JOHNSON COUNTY
NIGHTHAWK WANNABE: WILLIAM V. HICKS, 49, OF SITKA, KY., WAS ARRESTED AFTER LEADING COPS ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE ON HIS MOTORCYCLE, THAT BEGAN IN JOHNSON COUNTY WENT BACK AND FORTH IN TWO OTHER COUNTIES, BEFORE HE WAS FINALLY APPREHENDED IN LAWRENCE COUNTY.
A Johnson County man remains in jail after leading police on a highly dangerous chase through four counties, at speeds well over 100 miles an hour, finally being apprehended in Lawrence County.
According to the arrest report, on late Friday afternoon, October 28; Johnson County deputies attempted to pull over a motorcycle for a traffic stop that was attempted on KY. 825 in Johnson County for no visible plates. the bike was being ridden by the driver, who was identified as William V. Hicks, 40, of Sitka, KY. who refused to stop, and then sped up away, and a pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit traveled KY. 825 to KY. 460, and then into Magoffin County, where the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit, according to Johnson County Sheriff deputy Jeffrey Castle statement in the police report.
Hicks turned around and started back eastbound on KY. 460, onto KY. 825 toward KY. 40 and then traveled KY. 40 east to U.S. 23, the arrest report said. Once on U.S. 23, Hicks started traveling south toward and went briefly into Floyd County, but changed direction again and started going north, the arrest report said.
According to the report the pursuit continued all the way into Lawrence County at speeds of up to 133 miles per hour, and William Hicks showed no regard for other traffic or the law enforcement officers in pursuit.
William Hicks continued changing lanes between vehicles and ran off on the shoulder of the road in an attempt to evade deputy Jeffrey Castle, the arrest report said.
- IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION PLATES,
- FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE,
- DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE – 1ST OFFENSE (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES),
- WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER,
- RECKLESS DRIVING,
- PRESCRIPTION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NOT PROPER CONTAINER 1ST OFFENSE,
- POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1ST DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE (METHAMPHETAMINE),
- OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE (2 SEPARATE CHARGES COUNTS),
- FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE)-[2 SEPARATE CHARGES COUNTS],
- RESISTING ARREST,
- FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT).