Man arrested following high speed chase

One of two men pursued on high-speed motorcycles was apprehended by police last weekend.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said two motorcyclists were observed driving in excess of 120 miles per hour southbound on M-66 at Jacksonburg Road in Leonidas Township around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
A deputy caught up to the motorcycles at M-86 toward Colon. The pursuit continued during which deputies gauged the speed of the motorcyclists at 140 miles per hour.
The suspects attempted to hide from officers behind a residence in the area of Swan and South streets in the village of Colon, where deputies managed to take one of the suspects into custody.
The second suspect fled west on M-86 then southbound on Fairfax Road. Deputies eventually lost sight of the second suspect and terminated the pursuit.
The suspect taken into custody was identified as a 37-year-old man from Kalamazoo. He was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail on charges of fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, according to the department media release.

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