… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.
With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.
Unlike many others, Racine County Eye’s journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.
If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.
**Updated 7:30 p.m.
A suspected kidnapper and possible sexual assault perpetrator is behind bars Tuesday after leading police on a chase that spanned three counties.
Police say the male suspect was wanted out of Milwaukee on a kidnapping charge after grabbing a male victim from a bus stop in that city and possibly sexually assaulting him as well.
The victim escaped by jumping out of the man’s car. It is unclear exactly when and where he managed to get away.
Milwaukee officers chased the suspect south into Kenosha County where police lost sight of him. Early Tuesday afternoon, though, the man was driving north on County H in Sturtevant when he traveled past an SPD officer who immediately attempted a traffic stop.
Once again, the suspect fled, eventually losing control of the car on Highway KR and crashing. The Sturtevant officer held the man at gunpoint until a Mount Pleasant officer arrived to assist. K9 Bones was called to the scene and alerted to the presence of marijuana. The suspect was arrested and turned over to Milwaukee police.
The Racine and Kenosha County District Attorney offices are expected to file charges for possession of marijuana and fleeing/eluding an officer, respectively.