State Patrol IDs the second suspect in motorcycle pursuit |

State Patrol IDs the second suspect in motorcycle pursuit

The Colorado State Patrol has identified the second motorcyclist involved in a high-speed chase on July 30 through Garfield County on Interstate 70 and Highway 6.

Felony charges are pending against Jordan L. Anthony, 20, who is known to frequent the Grand Junction and Craig areas, according to the CSP. The State Patrol pursued Anthony, who reached speeds of more than 165 mph along I-70 before troopers ended their pursuit, citing traffic safety concerns. Troopers captured the second motorcyclist, Clint Knox, 22.

Anthony later crashed his motorcycle into a canyon off Dry Hollow Road south of Silt after exiting from I-70. Accident reports indicate the rider was going too fast into a right-hand corner when he ran off the left side of the road over a drop-off, hitting several bushes and a fence. Anthony remains in critical condition with severe injuries at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Anthony, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected from the motorcycle. The accident was not reported until mid-morning the following day after a passing motorist heard Anthony’s cries for help. Evidence at the scene linked Anthony to the high-speed chase that occurred earlier in the day.

Knox, of Parachute, was released on bond Sunday, with felony and misdemeanor charges filed against him.

The State Patrol worked in conjunction with the Grand Junction Police Department and the Colorado Department of Transportation to identify Anthony.

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