15 motorcyclists arrested following New Jersey Turnpike chase identified
NEWARK, N.J. - May 19, 2013 (WPVI) -- State Police say an attempted traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike turned into a lengthy pursuit that ended with 15 motorcyclists facing various charges.
Investigators say the incident started around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, when a trooper was attempting to turn into the barracks off the turnpike in Newark.
The trooper was blocked by a line of motorcyclists, and noticed one rider didn't have a visible license plate.
The trooper attempted to pull over the motorcyclist, but the rider refused to stop.
About 15 motorcyclists then started encircling the bike, blocking the trooper's access.
A southbound chase ensued before all the motorcyclists finally stopped in Cranbury in Middlesex County.
The charges against the motorcyclists range from eluding and hindering arrest to weapons possession.
The two men charged with weapons possession are:
1. Michael Blick, 48, Wilmington, DE
2. Calvin Leak, 64, Preston, MD
The others arrested are:
3. Eric Johnson, 32, Wilmington, DE
4. Neal Chambers, 44, Chester PA
5. Rodney Smith, 42, Michaels MD
6. Davis Hubbard, 23, Wilmington, DE
7. Rufus Haskins, 68, New Castle, DE
8. Bruce Murphy, 37, Wilmington, DE
9. Daymon Bagwell, 35, Wilmington, DE
10. Ernest Watson, 23, Wilmington, DE
11. Andrew Jones, 58, Wilmington, DE
12. Charles Woolford, 38, Federalsburg MD
13. Shondia Cummings, 41, Wilmington, DE
14. Thomas Hansley, 34, New Castle, DE
15. James May, 39, Wilmington, DE
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