Motorcycle chase ends in crash in Holmes Beach

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office chased a speeding motorcyclist Dec. 1 from Cortez to Holmes Beach, where the driver crashed and fled.

The crash occurred in the intersection at East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue, according to public information director David Bristow, who said charges are forthcoming against the motorcyclist, Jacob Harrison, 25, of Bradenton.

Possible charges include fleeing and eluding law enforcement at a high speed, reckless driving, resisting an officer without violence and causing an accident, according to an MCSO report.

Prior to the crash at about 9 p.m., the report states Harrison fled MCSO Deputy Andrew Vanover, who had attempted to stop him in the 9000 block of Cortez Road West for speeding.

MCSO began a search with a helicopter and K-9 unit, which were to no avail, according to police reports.

Witnesses to the crash told the deputy the speeder had fled on foot.

Harrison was later found at his Bradenton apartment, transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton and later released.