Knox Man Arrested Following Pursuit

Raymond Higdon

A Knox man was arrested on Friday following a pursuit incident in Starke County.

When a police officer observed a motorcycle traveling south on 1025 East from 300 North, an attempt was made to initiate a traffic stop but the driver did not halt to police. Police say that the driver, Raymond Higdon, looked over his shoulder, saw the officer, and immediately took off.

A pursuit ensued at speeds of 100 mph, continuing east on State Road 8 to 1100 East before coming to an end in the driveway of 11555 E. Division Road. As Higdon was lowering the motorcycle stand, the officer stopped his vehicle and approached Higdon, who was taken into custody without further incident. He apologized to the officer for putting his life in danger during the pursuit. He reportedly told the officer that he fled because he knew his license was suspended and he didn’t want his motorcycle impounded.

Higdon, 32, was arrested and he has been charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class D Felony, and two misdemeanor charges of Driving While Suspended and Reckless Driving. He remains in the Starke County Jail under a $100,000 surety bond.