18-year-old Illinois man leads Racine County officials on 2 high-speed pursuits

NOW: 18-year-old Illinois man leads Racine County officials on 2 high-speed pursuits

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An 18-year-old Illinois man is accused of leading Racine County authorities on two high-speed pursuits Monday, March 1. 

Authorities say a supervisor with the Racine County Sheriff's Office, who was in a fully marked squad, passed by a black car that was captured on radar traveling 125 mph in a 70 mph zone. 

The supervisor tried to stop the driver but a pursuit began. Officials say the fleeing driver was speeding and weaving through traffic when the supervisor decided to stop the pursuit. The driver in the fleeing car then turned off all the vehicle lights and continued to drive in a reckless manner, police say. 

A short time later, the vehicle was found to be still speeding and blowing through stop signs on 58th Road. Another pursuit started and came to an end when the fleeing driver attempted to turn eastbound on Highway 11 and spun out, causing the vehicle to stall. 

Officials say the driver then ran from the vehicle but a K-9 deputy was able to locate and apprehend the suspect by his arm. 

Inside the vehicle, officials located a handgun as well as marijuana and drug packaging material. 

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Kamryn Harris from Zion, Illinois, was taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained while fighting with the K-9 deputy, and then to the Racine County Jail on the following charges: 

  • Fleeing and Eluding an Officer
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Second degree Recklessly Endangering Safety
  • Possession of THC with the intent to deliver
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

His bond was set at $18,000. 

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