Hawkins man accused of riding stolen motorcycle 92 mph through downtown Rogersville

Jeff Bobo • May 9, 2019 at 1:13 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man accused of speeding 92 mph on a city street last week before leading police on a high speed pursuit while riding a stolen motorcycle was scheduled to appear in Sessions Court Wednesday.

Around 3:38 p.m. Friday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Anthony Crosby reportedly observed two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Main Street.

Crosby said he was able to pace the bikes and determine they were traveling 92 mph in a 20 mph zone.

When Crosby attempted to make a traffic stop, one motorcycle turned south onto Colonial Drive.

The other, allegedly driven by Brandon Leroy McBrayer, 37, 307 E. McKinney Ave., Rogersville, continued east on Main Street and turned south onto Burem Road.

McBrayer turned onto Opossum Hollow Road, then Honeycutt Road before stopping at the railroad tracks and fleeing on foot.

Crosby said he engaged in a lengthy foot pursuit before catching McBrayer and taking him into custody.

A computer check revealed that the motorcycle, a 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan Cruiser, had been reported stolen in Hawkins County.

A small plastic baggy, which was located in one of the motorcycle’s saddlebags, allegedly contained two grams of meth.

McBrayer was arraigned Monday on charges including felony evading arrest, theft over $2,500, speeding 92/20, simple possession of meth, evading arrest by foot, and registration violation.

He appeared in court again Wednesday afternoon and his bond was reduced from $30,000 to $10,000. A May 22 preliminary hearing was scheduled.

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