Dodge County Sheriff's Lieutenant Dragged by Fleeing Vehicle
At 11:40 PM on Tuesday March 21, Dodge County Deputies made a traffic stop on State Highway 49 near Shamrock Road in the Town of Chester. During the traffic stop, the driver identified as 22-year-old Matthew Ellcey of Waupun, fled the traffic stop dragging a Sheriff’s Lieutenant for a short distance as he fled.
The Lieutenant sustained minor injuries and was treated at Waupun Memorial Hospital and released.
A pursuit of Ellcey was initiated and continued into the City of Waupun. Ellcey lost control of his vehicle and crashed at the intersection of E. Main Street and S Watertown Street. Ellcey fled from the scene and was later apprehended at a residence in Waupun after searching other locations that the suspect had entered, including National Rivet & Manufacturing Company.
Ellcey was arrested and booked into the Dodge County Detention Facility. The case remains under investigation and charges will be requested of the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office to include Knowingly Fleeing an Officer and Obstructing an Officer causing injury.