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A Racine man was arrested shoe-less, and covered in mud after leading police on a chase that ended in a random home.

John A. Hunter IV, 35, was driving down the 1700 block of Phillips Avenue when a Racine police officer attempted to pull him over for failing to stop at a stop sign. When he saw the lights behind him he moved his Dodge Charger to the center of the road and took off, according to a criminal complaint.

He committed a number of traffic violations during the chase and reached speeds requiring the officer to end the chase. Not long after, the police officer heard a call for a robbery in progress with a suspect that matched the description of the driver. When police arrived at a home in the 1600 block of Franklin Street, Hunter fled. He was later apprehended and was apparently in the house offering the family inside money to help him hide from the police.

Hunter knew he had a warrant for his arrest, saying that’s why he ran. The warrant was for selling crack-cocaine to a confidential informant in June 2016.

Hunter is charged with fleeing an officer, criminal trespass, resisting an officer and delivering cocaine.


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.