Man on motorcycle arrested after high-speed chase in Jan.


By Chris Day
Multimedia Editor

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Chesapeake, Virginia, man on a motorcycle who, on Jan. 27 led police on a high-speed chase through Currituck County, is in custody on several charges, including felony fleeing and possession of narcotics.

The same man also was arrested later the same day and charged with possessing a controlled substance while in jail. 

Christopher Burton Roby, 37, of the 2100 block of Weber Avenue in Chesapeake, was arrested and charged with one felony count each of eluding and fleeing arrest by motor vehicle and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, according to a Currituck County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Roby was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of injury to land crops and operating a motor vehicle without a license. 

According to police scanner reports at the time, the chase reached speeds as high as 90 mph. Roby was arrested at 2:30 p.m. in the 400 block on North Indiantown Road in Shawboro, the report states. He was confined at the Currituck County Detention Center on an $8,000 secured bond.

The sheriff’s office incident report lists an estimated $1,000 in property damages to crops and timber. The incident report also lists several items that were seized as a result of the arrest. Those items included a 2007 Honda VTX1300 motorcycle, valued at $2,000; two handguns (9 mm and .25 caliber), a total value of $400; 13 rounds of ammunition, a holster, a saddlebag and one plastic container.   

Roby was later arrested at 6:10 p.m. that same day, Jan. 27, and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance while in jail/prison, a second arrest report states. The place of arrest is listed as 407 Maple Road, Maple, which is the detention center’s address. A secured bond was set at $2,500. 

As of Monday afternoon, according to an online inmate search, Roby was still in custody.