Man arrested in high speed motorcycle chase in Fayette County

Bay City man charged with evading arrest

FAYETTE County- On April 18, 2021 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety with a high speed chase involving a motorcycle.

A trooper checked the motorcycle’s speed at 117 in the Kirtley area of State Highway 71 and the rider of the motorcycle evaded at speeds of 120 plus eastward.

Another law enforcement officer joined in the chase on the east side of La Grange on State Highway 71 and both law enforcement officers gave chase. The rider of the motorcycle tried to make a left turn off of State Highway 71 onto Munn Street in Ellinger, that’s when he hit loose gravel and lost control of the bike.

Authorities arrested 24-year-old Roberto Perez of Bay City. Perez was treated for minor injuries and booked into the Dan R. Beck Justice Center. He’s charged with Evading and Unlawful Possession of a firearm.