FAIRBURY – A 24-year-old Beatrice man was arrested after a high speed chase in Fairbury over the weekend.
Jacoby Wilcox has been charged with felonies for flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving and resisting arrest as well as misdemeanors for trespassing, driving during revocation and several other traffic violations.
At about 1:20 p.m. Saturday Fairbury Police were notified that a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy was pursuing a motorcycle coming into Fairbury westbound on Highway 136. An officer on the east edge of town tried to pull over the bike, which ran the red light at the intersection with Highway 15. The driver continued to accelerate and the officer estimated his speed at more than 150 miles per hour.
The officer lost sight of the bike as it went over a hill and found it laying in the road near the intersection of 136 and Oak Street. As officers and deputies closed down the highway they spotted Wilcox running south from the scene.
An officer found him at a house in the 1300 block of Maple Street and chased him on foot between houses. Police say Wilcox was trying to break into another house when they were able to subdue him.
Wilcox was transported to Jefferson Community Health and Life where he was checked by medical staff then released to police with only scrapes and bruises. Officers spoke with witnesses who estimated the motorcycle was going more than 200 miles per hour when it passed the intersection of Highway 136 and C Street.
Wilcox has a history of multiple arrests for similar charges in other counties. Additional charges are pending. Wilcox had been out on bond out of Gage County.
Fairbury Police were assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Nebraska Game and Parks Department, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, Jefferson County Rescue and Jefferson County Ambulance were involved with this incident.