Identities Released in Motorcycle Pursuit Case, LIVINGSTON, October 23, 2017 - The names of the men who were arrested last night (10/22/17) just north of Livingston, on Old Highway 35, have been released. Jamaria Jamal Graham, and Isiah Antonio Martin, both 25, both from Houston, were arrested early yesterday evening when a Corrigan Policeman attempted to pull the (3 motorcycles) motorcycles over for speeding. Graham, Martin, and a third rider decided to evade. Martin and Graham pulled onto Beauty Shop Road, and then onto Old Highway 35 where they were stopped by multiple local law enforcement agencies. The third rider stayed on US-59 South and got away. Both Martin and Graham have been charged with felony evasion. Corrigan Police Department is handling this case.
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Jamaria Jamal Graham, 25, of Houston
Isiah Antonio Martin, 25, of Houston
Old Highway 35 at Beauty Shop Road, 10/22/17, 6:30 pm
3 Motorcyclists Evade Police, 2 Get Caught, LIVINGSTON, October 22, 2017 - Shortly after 6 pm on October 22, 2017, Officer Austin McCracken, with Corrigan Police Department, was south-bound on US-59 in Corrigan and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on three south-bound speeding motorcycles. The cyclists decided to evade. A high speed pursuit ensued and at times is estimated to have reached speeds of 150 miles per hour. The chase continued and in a short amount of time, was approaching Livingston. Two of the motorcycles turned onto Beauty Shop Road (just north of Livingston). The two drivers were stopped at Old Highway 35 at Beauty Shop Road. By now, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Livingston Police Department, and State Troopers joined in the pursuit. A third motor cyclist continued south on 59 and successfully evade local law enforcement into San Jacinto County. The names of the two that were caught have not yet been released. None of the motorcycles had license plates and are suspected of being stolen. Both drivers were arrested and taken to Polk County Jail for questioning and book in procedures. Both motorcycles were recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. We will update this story as soon as we get more information.
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Both motorcycles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
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