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Mount Pleasant – A Racine man is behind bars after he failed to stop for police and dragged a police officer Sunday night because he had a felony warrant out for his arrest.

Lacrelle Jerome Clay, 31, was arrested for knowingly fleeing and eluding police, second degree recklessly endanger safety, possession of marijuana, resisting an officer and multiple traffic citations. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has not issued charges on the case.

Clay also had an active felony warrant for intimidation through the Racine County Sheriff Office from a case filed on April 24.

According a to a press release by the Mount Pleasant Police Department, an officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:32 p.m. at the North Frontage road and Stuart Road. But as the officer approached the car, Clay drove off.

“The Officer then gave pursuit for a short distance and the driver then stopped in the Knights Inns lot and fled from the vehicle on foot,” the press release reads. “The Officer exited his squad and deployed his K-9.”

Seeing the K-9, Clay returned to the car and took off again. He dragged the officer a short distance. Clay drover around the corner, stopped the car, and fled on foot. Officers found him hiding in the backseat of a car and arrest him.

Clay was then taken to Racine County jail on the following charges.

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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.