Police are searching for a suspect that is considered armed and dangerous after crashing a stolen motorcycle and running from police Friday afternoon.
The Easley Police Department tells us an officer noticed the suspect driving recklessly on a motorcycle around the Rolling Hills Circle area in Easley.
The officer attempted to catch up to the suspect but the driver fled. That’s when officers say the driver hit two cars and flipped off the motorcycle.
Police tell us the suspect got up and ran away. The officer started to chase the suspect, but the suspect had what appeared to be a gun in his possession and the officer pulled back from the chase.
The officer said the man jumped a fence in a residential area and ran off.
Brandon Liner, an investigator at the Easley police department, says some witnesses reported that the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at them as he got off the motorcycle.
The suspect is described as in his mid 30’s with plaid shorts, no shirt and wearing a motorcycle helmet.
Officers from the Easley Police Department and Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, and K-9 units searched for the suspect for two hours before suspending the search. Police believe the suspect is still armed and if anyone sees someone matching his description to call the Easley Police Department or 911.
Police say the motorcycle that the suspect was driving was stolen out of Greenville County.