Hollidaysburg motorcyclist leads police on high-speed chase

Man allegedly threw mother to ground during domestic dispute

A Hollidaysburg man was allegedly intoxicated when fled Freedom Township police on a motorcycle at high speeds.

About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Freedom Township police were dispatched to the 900 block of Patrick Lane in Newry for a report of a domestic dispute. According to charges filed by police, Jeremy R. Culp, 35, of 1534 Frankstown Road, had allegedly grabbed his mother and threw her to the ground. While she was talking to police, Culp rode by on a motorcycle.

His mother told officers that he was drunk and had a suspended license, and police tried to pull him over at Patrick Lane and Dunnings Highway. Culp allegedly sped off down the highway.

Police indicated that Culp, who was traveling north, turned onto Mill Road, where he hit speeds of 82 mph in a 35 mph zone. Culp allegedly encountered a group of bicyclists headed the opposite direction as he negotiated the turns on the narrow road at high speeds.

Police contend Culp threatened Freedom Township Assistant Chief Nathan Claycomb during the incident, telling the officer he would assault him in a dark alley, take his gun and shoot him in front of his family, according to the charges.

Police said Culp resisted officers when they tried to take him into custody and had to be hit twice with a Taser.

Culp was arraigned Wednesday morning by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner and lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 bail. He is charged with felony fleeing and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, DUI, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and terroristic threats. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license, harassment and speeding.

Culp is due in court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on the case.

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