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July 8, 2008

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Motorcycle chase leads to arrest

A high speed chase by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of a Logansport man Monday evening.

Cass County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Gary Armstrong reportedly observed a motorcycle at 7:49 p.m. Monday driven by Christopher D.G. Symons, 23, Logansport, traveling at 78 mph in the area of 1050S and U.S. 35, according to a news release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.

In an attempt to stop Symons, who was traveling in speeds excess to 100 mph, Armstrong pulled his patrol car in front of the driver at 800S, according to the release.

When Symons attempted to drive the motorcycle around the car, Armstrong tried to pull him off the vehicle, causing him to drive into a ditch, according to the release. While trying to flee again, Symons lost control of the motorcycle. As a result, he suffered abrasions and was taken to Logansport Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Symons was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, unreasonable high speed, resisting law enforcement and numerous traffic violations. He also had active warrants from Howard County for pointing a firearm, strangulation and check deception.

Area boosters plan pork dinner

MACY — The Nyona South Mud Lake Boosters are having a roast pork dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Club House, 2999 N. Knoll Drive at Nyona Lake.

The dinner includes dessert and a beverage.

Proceeds will go to help finance lake projects.

Spirit Day sales set for Saturday

FRANCESVILLE — Francesville’s Spirit Day townwide garage sales are planned for Saturday.

There will be food, drinks and maps with locations and sale items available at the Francesville Fire Station.

Garden tour taking place in Rochester

ROCHESTER — The Fulton County Master Gardeners are hosting a garden tour from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity and other projects.

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