Teens arrested after leading Macon police on mo-ped chase

Two teenage boys were arrested Thursday afternoon following a chase near Northeast High School, according to Macon police.

An officer reported seeing two mo-peds suspected of being stolen exiting the campus of Northeast High School at about 2:20 p.m. The officer signaled for the mo-peds to pull over, but neither driver stopped.

The drivers took different paths, and the officer continued to chase one mo-ped in school traffic until the driver and a passenger bailed from the mo-ped and ran, according to the report.

Police later caught the driver, 17-year-old Jerry Ross, of Engle Drive, and charged him with driving while unlicensed, driving without a tag, driving without insurance, reckless driving, obstruction, fleeing and attempting to elude, a helmet violation and driving with a removed or altered VIN number, according to the report.

The passenger, a 15-year-old boy, was charged with obstruction, fleeing and attempting to elude and a helmet violation, according to police.

Police could not determine if the mo-ped was stolen, but they found that the mo-ped had been “hot wired,” according to the report.