Motorcyclist Leads Police On Lengthy Pursuit

(HARRISON CO.) – A Corydon man led ISP Troopers, along with several sheriff deputies, on a lengthy pursuit through Harrison and Floyd Counties early Saturday morning. The chase ended with his arrest on multiple charges. 

Around 2:40 Saturday morning, Trooper Nathaniel Newton was patrolling on Highway 337 near Quarry Road in Harrison County when he observed a motorcycle in front of him with no taillights, no license plate light, and no license plate. When Trooper Newton tried to pull the bike over, the driver failed to stop and then led Trooper Newton and other joining officers on a 58-mile pursuit.

The chase eventually entered Floyd County on SR64 before returning to Harrison County along State Road 62. The driver committed numerous traffic violations throughout the chase, including running stop signs, traveling in the opposite lane of travel, and speeding. The pursuit lasted nearly an hour and ended near Trestle Road in Harrison County when the driver drove off into a field. Harrison County Deputies then gave chase on foot and were able to stop the driver and take him into custody. 

Mark Kirby

The driver, identified as Mark Christopher Kirby, 22, of Corydon, Indiana, was incarcerated at the Harrison County Jail and on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, resisting arrest, driving while driver’s license suspended, possession of a handgun without a license, reckless driving.