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Motorcyclist arrested after high-speed chase

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James Randal Lightfoot (Photo: LCSO)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala – Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) were led on a pursuit through Limestone and Morgan Counties Monday night.

Officials say a trooper tried to stop a speeding motorcycle on Highway 72, the driver, now identified as 26-year-old James Randal Lightfoot, continued into Athens City limits on U.S. 31.

Officials say Lightfoot was booked into the Limestone County Jail at 12:23 a.m. charged with Speeding, Running a Red Light, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Attempting to Elude.

Officials with the jail tell us he was released at 1:46 a.m. on a $2,000 appearance bond.

The circumstances surrounding the pursuit remain under investigation.