Adrian R Iler, 31 of Milwaukee has been charged with Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer, 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Possess w/Intent-THC (<=200 grams), and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer. He was given a $2,500 cash bond after making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 9th.
According to the criminal complaint, on February 29, 2016, Mount Pleasant Police attempted to perform a traffic stop at Washington Ave and Oakes Road. As officers activated their emergency lights, the suspect vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed. Police noted the suspect vehicle was doing in excess of 80 mph on Washington Ave at Emmertson Road.
Mount Pleasant Police radioed in the description of the vehicle, additional officers responded and observed the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed run a red light at Washington Ave and Green Bay road, heading east and noted that numerous other vehicles were at the intersection at the time of incident. Due to the the danger of the pursuit, Mount Pleasant Police terminated and a description was broadcast that the vehicle was still heading eastbound, the complaint reads.
According to the criminal complaint, within minutes, Racine Police observed the suspect vehicle run a red light at Taylor Ave and Washington. Racine Police followed the vehicle to the 1400 block of Junction Ave.. The defendant exited the vehicle and as officers approached threw an object over a fence. Officers instructed the defendant to “Stop. Put your hands up”. The defendant placed both his hands in his front hoodie pocket and turned away from officers. Officers ordered him to the ground and to remove his hands. The defendant did get on the ground but refused to comply with putting his hands to his sides. Racine Police were eventually able to detain the suspect in handcuffs.
Once the suspect was in custody, officers recovered the item thrown over the fence, which was a glass mason jar with 32 individual baggies, containing a green leafy substance. It was tested ?and tested positive for THC and weighed 17.5 grams. Officers also located $1,488, a cell phone and keys to the vehicle, an additional cell phone was also recovered, according to the complaint.