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Bike chase spans two counties
Soldier arrested following stop
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A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested Monday after fleeing from officers on a motorcycle in a two-county chase that reached 120 miles per hour.
Jacob Andrew Cayton, 19, was taken into custody and issued citations for reckless driving, aggressive driving, speeding and passing in a no-passing zone, according to a report filed by Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Lonnie Bowman.
Law enforcement also will seek a felony warrant for fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement while exceeding the speed limit more than 20 miles per hour.   
The report indicates Cayton is affiliated with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
The chase began around 5:52 p.m. Monday when the deputy drove up behind the cyclist while heading westbound on Highway 196 and ran radar, registering a speed of 68 mph in a 45 zone.
The deputy initiated a stop, and the cyclist allegedly slowed as if coming to a stop before accelerating away “causing the front wheel of the motorcycle to leave the ground.”
The deputy notified dispatch and followed the cycle down Rye Patch Road into Long County before losing sight. Another law-enforcement officer saw the cyclist and clocked him traveling 120 mph in a 55 zone.
Cayton reportedly took Horse Creek Road into a mobile home park, where residents directed Georgia State Patrol troopers to a building in the park’s rear. According to the report, “Cayton was found hiding on his motorcycle in a building used to cover the pump system for the community.”
Information on the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office website indicated Cayton was in custody Tuesday morning with a $5,921 bond.

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