Junction City officer indicted for hitting suspect with motorcycle pleads not guilty

Lane County Circuit Court building in Eugene.

Lane County Circuit Court building in Eugene.

A Junction City motorcycle police officer, caught on camera colliding with a suspect who was fleeing on foot last summer, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court to a charge of recklessly endangering another person.

The arraignment for Officer Scott Lorimor came following a monthslong investigation by the Eugene Police Department of the Aug. 26 high-speed chase and crash.

Lorimor had been sent to help the Benton County Sheriff’s Office find a suspect driving a red Chevrolet Cobalt. The pursuit started in Monroe and the driver passed Junction City officers at speeds of between 80 and 100 mph on Highway 99, according to Junction City Police Chief Bob Morris in a news release Tuesday. Morris said the suspect was driving in a reckless manner, “dangerously passing other southbound vehicles” by traveling south in the northbound lane.

Prior to officers catching up

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WATCH NOW: Richmond officer struck by motorcyclist doing stunts on Broad Street; police, witnesses differ on events | Richmond Local News

Businesses owners on Broad Street routinely hear the rev of engines as motorcycles ride up and down the street during rush hour, but on Tuesday that turned into a confrontation that ended with a police offer getting struck, a scene witnesses described as “like a movie.”

A video shared with The Times-Dispatch shows the cyclists performing stunts on Broad Street, followed by police cars attempting to stop the group. An officer leaves his vehicle and steps into the road, where he was hit.

According to a press release by the Richmond Police Department, the officer was directing traffic near the intersection of Broad Street and Terminal Place at about 5:13 p.m. when he was struck and injured.

He was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for a head injury. One of the motorcycle drivers was later stopped in Henrico, and charges are pending.

Joseph Kincaid, co-owner of

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Driver charged with murder in crash that killed CA officer


Jermaine Jeryan Walton is arraigned at Sacramento Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, for the wrong-way DUI crash that killed Elk Grove police officer Tyler Lenehan.

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Sacramento prosecutors filed a murder charge Tuesday against the motorist accused of driving the wrong direction on Highway 99 and killing Elk Grove Police Officer Tyler Lenehan after colliding with the officer’s motorcycle Friday.

The felony complaint, filed as suspect Jermaine Jeryan Walton made a brief first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court, states that Walton “did unlawfully, and with malice aforethought, murder Tyler Lenehan…”

Walton, 31, remains in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail without bail and faces a second count of causing an accident resulting in death and failing “to render reasonable assistance” to Lenehan.

He did not enter a plea Tuesday and was ordered to return to court March 7.

The murder charge stems from the

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Motorcycle ride fundraises for injured Phoenix Officer Tyler Moldovan

Hundreds of bikers gathered Saturday morning at American Legion Post 61 in Avondale for a motorcycle ride around the Valley to raise money for the family of Phoenix Police Officer Tyler Moldovan, who was shot multiple times during an early morning police investigation in December.

The motorcycle ride began at the post near Dysart Road and Western Avenue around 10 a.m.

“We actually had a huge turnout. We had originally, just from this post, 251 riders but other riders joined from separate posts. So there was well over 300 riders that came out,” said Jason Emm, president of American Legion Post 61.

Ride raised thousands for Moldovan and family

Motorcyclists had to pay a $20 participation fee to join the ride-along, which led bikers east on Interstate 10 to Phoenix Police Department Headquarters where they did a rally around the station to show support for Officer Moldovan. The route also

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