Richmond Man Leads State Police on Reckless Motorcycle Chase


State Police observed a male subject operating a motorcycle on the Eastern Bypass Monday evening. The officer ran the tag and found the registered owner did not have a motorcycle license.

Upon the officer initiating their emergency lights and siren to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect; later identified as 23-year-old Brandon Partin; allegedly failed to stop the vehicle. Partin then reportedly led the officer through South Kilarney and Shamrock Lanes, before eventually turning back onto the Eastern Bypass.

According to the citation, the driver of the motorcycle increased his rate of speed to approximately 70mph while running a red light. Partin then stopped the motorcycle at the entrance of Baptist Health.

The Scene at Baptist Health Entrance

State Police then made contact with Partin, who told the officer he was the owner of the motorcycle, and that he had purchased it from another male subject. However, Partin could not provide proof of insurance for the vehicle, and it was discovered that he had not transferred ownership of the motorcycle to his name.

The officer also learned that Partin did not have an operator’s license and that he had an active warrant. Partin was allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, needles, scales and baggies.

The officer determined that Partin was under the influence, before arresting him and transferring him to the Madison County Detention Center. Partin was charged with Failure to Signal, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked License, Fleeing or Evading Police, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, and Disregarding Stop Signs among other charges.