Columbus police recover stolen motorcycle

Published 10:38pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

Inman man wrecked after fleeing police
by Leah Justice
The Columbus Police Department arrested an Inman, S.C. man for possession of a stolen motorcycle after the man fled from a vehicle stop and wrecked.
Aleksandr Butsenko, 19, of Inman, S.C. was arrested and charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony identity theft and injury to real property, according to police reports.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigated the wreck, and also charged Butsenko with no motorcycle license, failing to stop for a stop sign, motorcycle helmet violation, reckless driving, failing to maintain lane control and operating a vehicle without insurance.
Officers attempted a vehicle stop of a motorcycle along Ward Street on Sat., Oct. 6. The motorcycle fled from officers and was quickly found wrecked a short distance down South Peak Street, according to police reports. It was discovered that the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sept. 22.
The operator of the motorcycle, Butsenko, was released from the Polk County Jail after posting a $25,000 secured bond, according to the Columbus Police Department.
Butsenko’s next court date is set for Oct. 17.

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