A Waukesha man led police on a high speed chase through Brookfield and eventually ditched his car behind a pine tree in the back yard of a residence, prosecutors allege.
Jermaine L. Williams, 27, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of attempting to flee an officer. If convicted, he faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On April 20, Waukesha County Metro Drug Unit officers set up a drug deal with Williams in the parking lot of and after the deal other police in the area were supposed to pull him over and arrest him. The deal took place and Williams left, heading westbound on Bluemound Road.
An officer tried to pull him over, but Williams turned north onto Brookfield Road where he accelerated up to roughly 100 miles per hour and continued to fle from the officer, who eventually stopped the chase. Williams then turned westbound onto Rivendell Drive, then northbound onto Brandywine Lane, where the officer lost sight of him.
Ten minutes later police officers were called to Cromwell Court West after someone spotted Williams’ car idling with its lights off behind a pine tree in the back yard of a residence. Officers combed the area but were unable to locate him.
Williams’ attorney contacted police one week later and told them his client wanted to turn himself into police and cooperate. Williams told officers he ran on foot from his car to a hotel near Goerke’s Corners where he got a cab and went to Milwaukee.
He will make his initial appearance in court July 2.