Police arrest 1 after chase

SKANDIA – A Wilson man was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase that spanned two counties.

State Police at the Negaunee Post said 22-year-old Robert Tyler Johnson of Wilson was apprehended Wednesday morning following a 25-minute, high-speed motorcycle chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The incident occurred around 4:06 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officers were attempting to stop Johnson for a speeding violation on U.S. 41 near Dukes Road in Skandia Township in Marquette County when he fled, police said in a press release.

Officers arrested Johnson after he lost control of his Yamaha SZ-1 motorcycle while attempting to turn around on the gravel shoulder of U.S. 2 near County Road 511 in Masonville Township.

Johnson was arraigned in Marquette District Court following his arrest and charged with fleeing and eluding police, third degree; operating while intoxicated; refusing a preliminary breath test; and operating without security, commonly known as operating without insurance. Bond was set at $40,000 cash and Johnson remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

Assisting troopers from the Negaunee Post were troopers from the Gladstone State Police Post and deputies from the Delta County Sheriff’s Department.