Helmet law helps snare suspected bike thief

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - An alleged motorcycle thief in Harrison County might not have been stopped by police, had he remembered to wear a helmet.

Chad McGill, 20, of Gulfport was arrested Thursday morning and charged with Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, which is a felony.

About an hour after the bike was reported stolen, Harrison County deputies stopped McGill for riding without a helmet. During the stop, the deputies realized the bike was the stolen one they were looking for.

The investigation is still underway, and authorities expect to make other arrests.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said Chad McGill is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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