A Hudson man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge for leading Streetsboro police on a high-speed motorcycle chase in August 2016 that resulted in injuries to both him and his passenger.
David E. Feathers, 56, of Edgeview Drive, pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
Feathers faces a minimum of probation or up to 36 months in prison. He remains free on bond prior to sentencing.
Streetsboro police arrested Feathers following an Aug. 19, 2016, chase on S.R. 14. Officers chased Feathers' motorcycle, which was carrying him and a female passenger, but called off the chase after it became a safety hazard.
Shortly after police stopped the chase, Feathers crash the motorcycle. He and the female passenger were taken to a hospital by LifeFlight helicopter.
Feathers was on probation at the time, having served more than nine years of a 15-year prison sentence for aggravated burglary, felonious assault and felony domestic violence. He was released in February 2015 by Pittman and placed on five years probation.
Those charges arose from an October 2004 incident in which Feathers, armed with a knife, broke into a residence on Waterbury Circle in Ravenna Township and assaulted a female family member, according to court records. A jury found him guilty on all charges in March 2005.