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Motorcycle Chase

Posted on 29th August 2013 at 15:58

Derek Wayne Williams, 39, of Ridgefield is being charged with felony eluding and obstructing an officer after he allegedly took Longview Police, Sheriff’s Deputies and State Troopers on a chase that went from Longview to the Woodland Airport. Just after 8 pm, LPD reported that they were trying to stop a motorcycle near 3rd and Tennant Way; they say that the rider was refusing to yield, and that there was no license plate on the bike. The rider continued out to the Longview Wye, then headed south on the freeway. Near milepost 21, next to the Woodland Airport, the rider ditched the bike and ran into the bushes. Containment was set up and additional law enforcement resources were brought in. A K-9 from Clark County was also brought in. Around 8:30, Deputies reported finding cash, headphones and a cell phone near the Airport fence; about 15 minutes later, Williams was found nearby and was arrested. He’s now being held without bail in the Cowlitz County Jail.