Stop becomes 7-mile pursuit

A motorcyclist was arrested after leading police on a more than 7-mile chase in Greenwood.

Seth M. DiBenedetto, 23, 4177 Fairoaks Drive, Franklin, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer and criminal recklessness.

Police said DiBenedetto led multiple officers on a chase from a neighborhood north of downtown Greenwood to a rural intersection east of the city.

At 3 p.m. Sunday an officer was patrolling the stop sign at Park Drive and Northgate Drive in Greenwood and saw a motorcyclist that didn’t come to a full stop.

The officer tried to stop the motorcyclist, but he drove to Meridian Street and then to County Line Road, and headed east. The chase continued south on Graham Road, east on Allen Road and south on Collins Road, where the officer could no longer see the motorcycle, according to the police report.

Officers from other departments found the motorcyclist and were able to stop and arrest him at Rocklane and Acton roads, east of Greenwood, the report said.

DiBenedetto told police he didn’t stop because he didn’t have a license, the report said.

A bicyclist in the area said he was nearly struck by DiBenedetto’s motorcycle, the report said.

DiBenedetto was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was released on $2,000 bond.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.