LaGrange Police are looking for a Troup County man after he allegedly fled a suspected drug house on a motorcycle and led them on a high speed chase. Police were unable to catch him after he fled around some street barriers, but they were later able to identify him and issue multiple warrants for his arrest.
Wednesday night about 9:40 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department gathered in the 600 block of Edmondson Avenue in order to serve a felony warrant at a suspected drug house.
Police were about to approach the suspected drug house, when a motorcycle left from the residence, so a few officers broke off and began to follow the vehicle.
While following the motorcycle, officers observed the motorcycle deactivate its headlight and turn onto Camellia Drive. The vehicle then accelerated to a high rate of speed, about 75 miles per hour, and into the oncoming lane.
Police then attempted to pull the motorcycle over with emergency equipment activated, but it quickly became apparent that the rider had no intention of stopping and he ran several stop signs.
Officers followed behind the motorcycle with blue lights and sirens activated until it got to the intersection of Beechwood Circle and North Greenwood Street where it went around some concrete barricades and fled north on North Greenwood Street.
Due to being unable to follow, officers disregarded the stop an issued a be-on-the-lookout warning for the motorcycle.
Police were later able to identify the motorcycle rider as Lucas Stephens, using information received at the original suspect residence.
Officers later responded with Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies to Stephens’ residence on John Harris Road and made contact with his mother who advised he was not home. Officers asked Stephens’ mother if he has a motorcycle and she stated that he does and she knew that he wasn’t home because his motorcycle was not at the residence.
Warrants were later issued for Stephens’ arrest for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude (Felony), Reckless Driving, Driving while License Suspended, Stop Sign Violation, and Failure to Maintain Lane.
This incident is still under investigation.