Lieutenant Dragged by Suspect's Vehicle During Traffic Stop

A Sheriff’s Lieutenant was dragged by a suspect's vehicle that was trying to flee a traffic stop in Dodge County on Tuesday.

According to Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at  11:40pm on Tuesday .

Dodge County Deputies made a traffic stop on State Highway 49 near Shamrock Rd in the Town of Chester. 

During the traffic stop, the driver identified fled the traffic stop dragging a Sheriff’s Lieutenant for a short distance as he fled. 

The suspect was identified as Matthew Ellcey, 22-years-old, of Waupun.

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 St and S Watertown St.

 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 and Manufacturing Company. The suspect was arrested.

This 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.  Other charges may also be requested as the investigation continues.

The Wisconsin State Patrol handled the investigation of the crash.  

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