Jacoby Wilcox, 24, of Beatrice, is facing several charges after being arrested in Fairbury, including alleged flight to avoid arrest, a class 4 felony, willful reckless driving, a class 4 felony, resisting arrest, a class 3 felony, second-degree trespassing, a class 3 misdemeanor, driving during revocation, a class 1 misdemeanor, and many other traffic violations.
On Dec. 16, at approximately 1:19 p.m., the Fairbury Police Department was notified that a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a motorcycle westbound heading into Fairbury. An officer with the Fairbury Police Department was positioned on 14th Street, one block east of the intersection of 14th Street and K Street.
The officer observed the motorcycle coming toward him at a high rate of speed. The officer turned behind the motorcycle and activated his emergency lights, pursuing the motorcycle. The motorcycle continued westbound through the stop light. The officer estimated the rate of speed of the motorcycle to be in excess of 100 miles per hour when it went through the light. After the driver of the motorcycle cleared the intersection, he rapidly accelerated. The officer estimated that the motorcyclist’s speed increased in excess of 150 mph.
After the officer cleared the intersection, he lost sight of the motorcycle. He and the deputy continued westbound through Fairbury. As they crested the hill near the intersection of 14th and A Streets, they observed the motorcycle laying in the roadway facing west in the eastbound lanes near the intersection of 14th and Oak Streets.
As officers and deputies were shutting down the highway, they observed the motorcycle driver running south of the scene of the accident, coming out of a house in the 1300 block of Maple Street. The male subject observed the officer and began running eastbound between houses. When additional units arrived, the officer in foot pursuit observed the subject attempting to break into a residence. Officers subdued the subject before he entered the residence.
The Jefferson County Ambulance was called to check on the subject. While waiting for the ambulance, officers identified the subject as Jacoby Wilcox. He was transported to Jefferson Community Health & Life where he was checked by medical staff and released for detention with only scrapes and bruises. Officers spoke with witnesses who estimated the speed of the motorcycle near the intersection of 14th and C Streets at around 200 mph.
Officers with the Fairbury Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska Game and Parks Department, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, Jefferson County Rescue, and the Jefferson County Ambulance were involved with the incident.
After reviewing Wilcox’s driving and criminal records, he has been arrested multiple times on the charges he currently faces in Jefferson County. Additional charges from other jurisdictions are pending. Before he was arrested Saturday, Wilcox was out on bond from Gage County.
(Information From The Fairbury Police Department)
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