A Cumberland County man who was the subject of a pursuit and manhunt was taken into custody without incident Sunday and now faces three new charges. He was not charged with taking the motorcycle that he drove while being pursued by deputies.
Jacob Matthew Brewer, 33, 47 Red Fox Ct., is charged with felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest and reckless driving. He was also served an attachment for failing to appear in court.
The incident began last Thursday when Deputy Kenneth Iles spotted a black motorcycle at Old Hwy. 70 and Earl Jones Rd. The motorcycle matched the description of one reported stolen to Crossville Police.
When the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle driver on Pomona Rd., the driver fled, passing several vehicles at a hight rate of speed, the arrest affidavit filed by Iles states.
Because the motorcyclist was passing vehicles on double-yellow lines, the pursuit was called off. Moments later, the motorcycle’s owner, Joshua Jordan, reported that he had gotten his motorcycle back but that Brewer fled from him on foot in the area of Finley Rd. and Hunter Lane, off Hwy. 70 N.
This sparked a manhunt by Crossville Police and sheriff’s deputies who search the area for hours. Despite reported sightings of the suspect, he was able to elude officers and it is believed that the man was picked up by a four-wheel driver and taken from area.
Sunday around 8:30 p.m., Deputy Lucas Turner conducted a traffic stop at Davenport Crossing and took Brewer into custody without incident.
Brewer was placed under $30,500 bond and has been assigned a June 6. The attachment was issued on May 20 for failure to pay fines and/or court costs on possession of controlled substances, theft of merchandise, criminal trespassing and no driver’s license charges.