Caleb Rooker, 26, a motorcyclist in the Muncie Valley, arrived in Hughesville six weeks after taking Muncie police on a high-speed chase that began in the borough and ended when officers called off the chase over safety concerns. Long-term police pursuit. According to court records, he was on the same motorcycle. The first chase began at about 10:40 pm on February 13 at Block 200 North Main Street in Muncie. A police affidavit said the cyclist was estimated to have turned to Mechanic Street and was traveling at nearly 130 mph. Police say Rooker was driving at high speed on Chestnut and Greene streets, causing the bike to briefly become airborne. Due to safety concerns, officers ceased their involvement in the chase on Route 442 in Clarkstown, according to court records.
Shortly after 12:15 p.m. on March 31, Rooker pursued the Hughesville Police Department for an extended period of time, driving on numerous roads beginning on the borough’s North Main Street and ending on Wolf Run Road, where another officer was arrested. He allegedly pulled out a service revolver and ordered Rooker. He fell to the ground, according to court documents. Rooker complied.
Rooker faces two counts of misdemeanor escaping from police, as well as numerous summary charges, including reckless driving, driving without a license, and driving with a suspended license. One charge was filed by the Muncy Police Department and another of his by the Hughesville Police Department. Rooker waived his preliminary hearings in both cases, and his bail is set at $10,000.