Motorcycle rider charged with fleeing into woods when trooper stopped him for violation

LACONIA — A Belmont man who was riding a motorcycle near Lexington Drive on North Main Street and allegedly ran from a state trooper who had stopped him for a violation on Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. was charged with resisting arrest, driving after being deemed a habitual offender, and disobeying a police officer.

Lt. Kevin Duffy said yesterday that Jared Reed, 37, of Belmont was also wanted on an order from the court to take him into custody for non-payment of child support.

Duffy said Trooper Chris Huse was on routine patrol in the Laconia area Tuesday morning when he noticed Reed didn't have a valid inspection sticker on the motorcycle he was riding.

Huse pulled Reed over and reported that Reed initially gave him the name of the person who owned the motorcycle. As the conversation continued, Huse said he learned Reed's real name and when he went back to his cruiser to verify the information, Reed allegedly ran off into the trees.

Huse chased him for a short time and then called Laconia Police for assistance.

Duffy said with the "excellent" cooperation of police, the nearby Belknap County Sheriff's Department and a K-9 unit from Gilford Police, Reed was located in the woods. He also said some troopers from the truck enforcement division and officers from the Department of Fish and Game offered assistance.

He said the dog found Reed hiding in the woods. Duffy said he was taken into custody without further incident and within two hours of the initial stop.

Reed was initially held on the order for non-support and was released on personal recognizance bail for the three newest charges. He has since posted bail.