New Castle News

September 20, 2013

Two charged in motorcycle pursuit

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — State police arrested two men, one of whom hit a cruiser, as they allegedly tried to flee on motorcycles.

Lamar Quentin Holmes, 39, of 1023 Dushane St., and Andrae Laroy Carlisle, 29, of 916 S. Jefferson St., were charged Thursday after the incident that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Shenango Township.

According to police, both motorcyclists, northbound on Route 65, were committing numerous traffic violations. A trooper tried to stop them, police said, and they fled toward New Castle. According to police, Carlisle went onto Route 422 heading west and hit the back driver’s side of the police cruiser.

Holmes rode onto Interstate 376 going west, police said, and Carlisle rode onto Route 422. He then traveled onto Route 224, turned around and tried to go east in the westbound lanes, police said. Holmes then dumped his motorcycle, hurdled a guard rail and ran.

Although state troopers and Union Township police chased, caught and arrested him, Carlisle got away.

Holmes and Carlisle are charged with fleeing and eluding police, recklessly endangering another person, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle, disorderly conduct, driving without a license, use of improper classification of license and numerous traffic violations.

Holmes also is charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without vehicle insurance.

He was arraigned by District Judge David B. Rishel, who set his bond at $1,000. Carlisle is still at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.