Adonis J. Martin, 26, of Racine has been charged with 2 counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer. He was given a $5,000 Cash bond after making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit Court. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 4, 2015.
According to the criminal complaint on Saturday October 24th, Racine Police became involved in an investigation of two thefts from vehicles. Racine Police were contacted by one of the victims stating that he found a cell phone in is vehicle and identified the owner through a Facebook application installed on the cell phone.
Racine Police learned the suspect had a felony warrant out for his arrest. Arrangements were made for the phone to be returned to the suspect, as the defendant drove to meet, the officer activated his lights near Ashland Avenue and Olive Street to make a traffic stop, according to the complaint.
According to reports, the defendant reportedly accelerated through neighborhoods, ran multiple stop signs and at one point crossed the center line to avoid a parked vehicle. Martin allegedly drove between 70 mph and 80 mph southbound on Memorial Drive, made an illegal turn onto Chicory Road and went off the roadway, “making contact” with the property of CJW Inc., 2437 Chicory Road, Mount Pleasant.
The defendant then came back into the roadway in the opposing lane of traffic and lost his driver’s side tire, according to the complaint. He eventually skidded to a stop about 25 to 50 feet away from motorists stopped a stop sign on Knoll Place at Chicory Road, ending a chase of about three minutes and 2.1 miles.
According to the complaint, Martin exited the vehicle and complied with officers’ orders, the complaint states. He later admitted her saw the officer’s lights activated and siren, but told police he knew he had a felony arrest warrant and did not want to go back from prison and denied any thefts from vehicles.