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Racine County SheriffA man is facing charges after he led law enforcement officials on a high speed chase that started in Racine County and ended in Milwaukee County at 12:11 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Dametri Horton, 22, of Milwaukee, was arrested for reckless endangering safety fleeing and eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic charges.

At 12:11 p.m. Sunday deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 94 just south of 7 Mile Road. Deputies asked Horton if he had drugs in the car and the K-9 unit was called to sniff around the car. Horton left the scene in his car at a high rate of speed.


As the deputy chased Horton, he was driving the car at speeds around 100 mph and the chase continued into Milwaukee County. After exiting I-94 at Drexal Avenue, Horton crossed a median and crashed his car into a ravine at 12:33 p.m.

Once he crashed, he fled on foot and ran through the parking lot of a church and into a nearby wooded area. Deputies from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and the Oak Creek Police Department set up a perimeter around the area. About 20 minutes later, deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department found Horton hiding in an abandoned car behind a residence on Puetz Road.

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.