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Man accused of hurting officers, leading them on chase appears in Waukesha Co. court

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The man accused of hurting two police officers and leading authorities on a 65-mile chase appeared in court on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Thomas Chadwick, 35, faces two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety and two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer.

At the preliminary hearing, one of the Waukesha Police Officers involved in the incident spoke to the court.

According to a criminal complaint, on December 11, Chadwick went to a Kohl's store in Waukesha to steal clothes. Once officers arrived, court documents state he refused to get out of the car and instead put it in reverse running over the arm and leg of an officer.

"He was able to put it in reverse and back the vehicle up at a high rate of speed causing the driver side door to hit Officer Sanford which then caused both of us to fall to the ground," Waukesha Police Officer Benjamin Kujawa said. "I fell first, Officer Sanford, I believe, was still holding onto Thomas at the time and ultimately fell and his right arm was run over by the vehicle."

Chadwick then led police on a 65-mile chase through ten communities before being arrested in Milwaukee.

Chadwick was bound over for trial and will appear in court again on January 30.

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