4:30 p.m. update:
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Bay County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the fiery crash of a stolen motorcycle.
The crash happened around 11:30 this morning at Highway 388 and Highway 2301 in Bayou George.
Investigators said a white man stole a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
When a Bay County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop him, the man took off, and a chase began.
State troopers said the chase was heading north on 2301.
When the biker tried to turn left onto 388, he lost control and laid the motorcycle down on its left side, where it then caught on fire.
The suspect took off on foot, setting off a manhunt.
He was found in a wooded area near Mashburn Road just north of 388 around 4:00 this afternoon.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Authorities were searching for a suspect in Bayou George after a chase and motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon.
The Florida Highway Patrol said a man on a motorcycle was being pursued by deputies when he lost control of the vehicle at County 388 and Highway 2301. The man laid the motorcycle down on it’s side and it caught fire, troopers added.
The man then ran away. This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.