UPDATE: (10:30 A.M. Friday, June 10) – Mason Police Chief Colton McKinney says full extradition warrants will be issued in surrounding states for a man who led police on a two-state motorcycle chase in Mason Thursday night.

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The chase began around 4:30 p.m. on 2nd Street near Bob’s Market and Greenhouses after the suspect fled from a traffic stop. McKinney says the suspect, the suspect, identified as Damon Fisher, 28, was initially pulled over for illegible plates.

The chase continued into Ohio, exceeding speeds of 100 mph, and with the suspect traveling at more than 80 mph through the town of Pomeroy, police say. According to McKinney, the chase ended when the suspect discarded his motorcycle at a relative’s home on Liberty Lane in Pomeroy and fled into the nearby woods.

McKinney says no one was injured in the chase, and authorities are still unsure why the suspect fled.

The Mason Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Pomeroy Police Department and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit with the New Haven Police Department patrolling on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River in case the suspect attempted to flee back into the Mountain State, McKinney says.


MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Chief Colton McKinney from the Mason Police Department reports that a suspect is at large after officers pursued the driver of a yellow motorcycle allegedly traveling over 100 mph on Thursday.

The pursuit reportedly started in Mason County, West Virginia, and continued across the Mason-Pomeroy bridge and into Meigs County, Ohio. The suspect allegedly drove onto the sidewalk to evade officers.

According to Chief McKinney, the suspect has been identified as Damon Fisher. Chief McKinney says Fisher will have charges pending tomorrow in West Virginia for reckless operation of a vehicle and felony-level fleeing. The suspect also allegedly struck a police cruiser during the pursuit.

Chief McKinney and Sgt. Tyler Doss from MPD responded to the incident.

The suspect is reportedly still on the loose, and law enforcement believes he is currently in Ohio. The motorcycle has been recovered and MPD will release pending charges tomorrow.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information comes in. MPD offered to provide dashcam footage of the incident to a WOWK 13 News employee on Friday.