Teen accused of fleeing from police and hitting up to 80 m.p.h. on Memorial Blvd.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:04 pm
Murfreesboro Police got into a hot pursuit of a motorcycle on Tuesday night. Police say they received a “be on the lookout notice” from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for a man operating a motorcycle in a reckless manner. A city police officer spotted the suspect in the area of Old Fort Parkway and attempted to make a traffic stop.
Officer T. Ledford who filed the report stated, “I initiated blue lights and my siren and the vehicle (motorcycle) refused to stop.” The report indicates that suspect Hunter Lee Walker ran two red lights and reached speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour on Memorial Boulevard. The report also described how he allegedly rode in between cars and on the shoulder of the road. Officer Ledford discontinued the pursuit because of the high volume of traffic.
Several minutes later, another officer pulled over the suspect at Old Lascassas Pike. During that traffic stop, Walker pulled over. According to the report, “he admitted to fleeing from officers on Memorial Boulevard.” The teen, who lives in Nolensville, was charged with felony evading.