21 June 2022- A Waynesboro man is looking at jail time after allegedly resisting arrest following driving his Harley drunk through the borough. Jesse Travis Shippee is charged with M1 ownership of offensive weapons, misdemeanor DUI, misdemeanor class 2 obstructing a law enforcement official, misdemeanor class 2 resisting arrest, and citations for failing to stop at a stop sign and signaling at a light. His bail is unsecured at $10,000.

Waynesboro Police were alerted at about 10pm on June 19 of a reckless driver of a motorcycle that was following too closely and passing vehicles on the double yellow. Soon after WPD were able to find the motorcycle, a 2007 Harley-Davidson, as it made its way through the square in Waynesboro. After seeing the bike miss two more traffic signals, WPD turned on their emergency lights. Failing to stop at the lights, the bike continued until it came to a stop at a home on Wayne Avenue. Initiating a traffic stop, Corporal Thomas Storey contacted the man on the bike asking for his legal documents. After initially agreeing and pulling out his license and wallet, the man allegedly demanded to know why the officer had stopped him. The officer explained multiple times that he would explain when he was given his license and registration. Putting his license and wallet away, the man said he didn’t care if he was arrested because he had no intention of giving everything to the officer until he was told why he was pulled over.

After reaching for the man’s arm, police were sworn at and impeded to arrest him. Continuing, the man allegedly kept swearing and resisting arrest until he was pushed to the roadway. During the scuffle Cpl Storey sustained injuries to his knee and elbow. During a subsequent search, brass knuckles were found in the man then identified as Jesse Shippee’s pocket. Shippee then allegedly told officers that he had had a couple of drinks but refused field sobriety tests. Late blood draws at Waynesboro Hospital have not been released yet.

Shippee is free on $10,000 unsecured bail. His Preliminary hearing is set for June 28th, 2022 with Judge Duane Cunningham.

Sources: Incident Number: WPD-202205704, Docket Number: MJ-39305-CR-0000074-2022