Sheriff’s Office: Hubert man led deputies on chase with stolen motorcycle

HUBERT, N.C. (WNCT) — A Hubert man lead deputies on a chase through Onslow and Carteret counties Wednesday while riding a stolen motorcycle, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said.

Brian Joseph Pongratz, 35, is facing charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, possessing a controlled substance and a number of charges related to the chase.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen 1998 Yahama R1 sport bike in Hubert on Wednesday after the owner told deputies he saw it on Sand Ridge Road and was following it.

The bike was reported stolen January 29.

The driver refused to stop when deputies tried to pull him over, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies chased the motorcycle through Queens Creek Road, Belgrade Swansboro Road, into the Stella area of Carteret County, back into Onslow County onto Riggs Road, Old 30, Hwy 172 to Bear Creek Road.

The driver dropped the motorcycle and was apprehended by deputies.

No injuries were reported.

Pongratz was brought before the magistrate and received a $13,000 secured bond and was being held in the Onslow County Sheriff’s Detention Center.

His first court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s