Motorcyclist eludes deputy in high-speed pursuit, but found later

Steve Nash
Crime report

A Brownwood man with misdemeanor warrants temporarily eluded custody Friday as he rode a motorcycle at high speed as a deputy pursued him, but another deputy found him  hiding behind a home the next day and arrested him, sheriff’s officials alleged in a report.

Cory McCorkle, 31, was booked into the Brown County Jail on warrants for theft, driving with an invalid license and violating a promise to appear, jail records state. He was not immediately charge in connection with the flight from the deputy.

According to a report by deputy Terry Sliter:

Sliter was traveling south on Belle Plain when he passed a northbound motorcycle traveling 72 mph in a 45 mph zone. Sliter turned his patrol car around and tried to stop the motorcycle, which reached a speed of 133 mph. The rider left the motorcycle in a wooded area off Woodman Lane, and deputy John Harper located the motorcycle.

The motorcycle’s owner said he had let McCorkle borrow it go to see his daughter.

The next day, deputy Byron Langley received a call about a man who matched the description from the pursuit who was walking down FM 3021. Upon Langley’s arrival, a citizen told him that McCorkle was hiding behind a residence.

Langley took McCorkle to jail, where he allegedly gave a “full confession” to Sliter about reading the previous day, Sliter’s report states. Sliter told McCorkle his cooperation would be noted.

In other recent incidents:

• Langley and Early officer Jose Contreras arrived at a home on County Road 339, where a man and a woman had showed up in an attempt to repossess a motorcycle. The property owner told the officers she wanted a criminal trespass warning issued to the pair.

• Deputy Ronny Bowman was dispatched to an undisclosed location on Highway 279, where a man said someone cut a lock off a garage and stole numerous hand tools, as well as an antique clock and a radio without speakers.

• Deputy Taylor Fletcher was dispatched to an undisclosed location on FM 586 in Bangs, where a woman said someone had shattered the windshield on her car. A suspect was named. The woman said a man damaged the windshield in anger over a disagreement with another person.

Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday were:

Lorenzo Banks, 29, Brownwood, assault.

Patrick Boutelle, 28, Brownwood, weekender.

Frank Brummett, 32, Brookesmith, furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Raymundo Bustamante, 38, Rising Star, accident involving damage to vehicle.

William Daniel, 27, Abilene, resisting arrest, search or transport.

Mitchell Davidson, 28, Brownwood, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone, driving with invalid license, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nicolas Delgado Jr., 26, Brownwood, public intoxication.

Kendrick Escamilla, 31, Brownwood, reckless driving.

Codi Fuller, 34, Brownwood, possession of marijuana.

Kevin Gibbs, 48, Brownwood, DWI.

James Hansford, 32, Arlington, possession of marijuana.

Daniel Hernandez, 39, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.

Christopher Knox, 38, Brownwood, assault.

Julie May, 23, Brownwood, traffic warrants, failure to appear for theft.

Andrea Mendoza, 31, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.

Austin Parker, 20, Clyde, theft.

Joey Rainbolt, 33, Cleburne, motion to adjudicate.

Joe Stephens, 44, Brownwood, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

Debra Thomas, 54, Brownwood, bond withdrawals for theft, possession of a controlled substance.

Alexander Villarreal, 25, Brownwood, public intoxication.

Arthur Villarreal, 23, Brownwood, DWI, driving with invalid license.

Bobby Wallace, 37, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.

Chevelle Wester, 17, Early, failure to identify.

Ashley Willis, 34, Gatesville, theft.

Antonio Zapata, 32, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.