SPARTA, NJ – A motorcycle driver is wanted on several charges after eluding Sparta Police Officers on September 26 around 10:51 a.m. Sparta Cpl. Rick Smith was driving behind the Connecticut man on White Lake Road when the motorcycle sped up for no apparent reason, police report.
The motorcycle crossed the yellow lines to pass another car. The motorcycle passed Sparta Cpl. Craig Grauerholz who was sitting on White Lake Road running radar. Grauerholz clocked the motorcycle doing 96 mph in a 40 mph zone, police report.
Smith tried to catch up to the motorcycle but could not. Sparta officers went to check a motorcycle race shop in Hardyston to see if the motorcycle was there. Smith and Grauerholz say the motorcycle in the garage of the shop. As Grauerholz pulled into the driveway and started to get out of his patrol car the motorcyclist sped at the police car and tried to squeeze by, hitting the police car as he went by, police report.
The motorcycle driver went back onto Route 94 heading south. That was the last the Sparta police saw of the man. He had made an appointment for 11 a.m. at the motorcycle shop under a false name, Corey DiCoccio, police report.
Police found the motorcycle had been registered in Connecticut to Corey Brown, 26. Brown lives in Enfield and has a multi-state criminal history according to police.
Brown is also wanted in Illinois for failure to appear. Police speculate that is the reason he fled.
Sussex County Prosecutor authorized extradition, should Brown be arrested in another state. Enfield police were notified of the charges against Brown, in the event they are able to contact Brown, police report.
Sparta is filing additional charges against Brown for his offenses in Sparta and Hardyston. Brown has also been entered into the NCIC system as a wanted person, according to police.