Bicycle Pursuit Lands PA Man In Jail On Felony Charge

Jordan D. Fisher, 33, of Reading, Pa., was arrested for disregarding a police officer’s signal Monday after fleeing from a stop police had conducted upon him for committing a bicycle violation along the Rehoboth Avenue corridor.

Rehoboth Beach – On Monday at around 9:30 am, a Rehoboth Beach bicycle patrol officer stopped Jordan D. Fisher, 33, of Reading, Pa., for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk along Rehoboth Avenue west bound, west of Second Street, according to police. City ordinance prohibits bicyclist from riding their bicycles on the sidewalk within city limits.

Officials said during the stop, a warrant check was conducted upon Fisher which resulted in the discovery of a non-extraditable warrant out of Pennsylvania. As another officer in a marked patrol car responded to the scene to assist, Fisher fled the stop on his bicycle, according to police.

Despite the bicycle patrol officer’s pursuit of Fisher and multiple commands for him to stop, Fisher continued to flee, according to officers. Fisher’s flight from officers was stopped when the assisting officer positioned his patrol car in the path of Fisher causing him to change direction suddenly and fall from his bicycle.

Fisher was then taken into custody without further incident. No injuries resulted and no property was damaged during the incident.

Fisher was arrested and charged with 1 count of disregard a police officer’s signal, a felony, 1 count of misdemeanor resisting arrest, 1 count of riding a bicycle on a sidewalk or crosswalk where prohibited, 4 counts of failing to give hand and arms signals, and 1 count of failure to stop at a stop sign. Fisher was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $2006.00 secured bail.

 

Image Credits: Rehoboth Beach Police

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