Man wanted after fleeing traffic stop, crashing into Racine home
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities are looking for a Burlington man who they say fled a traffic stop and crashed into a home on Monday, Jan. 6.
The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Mose Cox, failed to stop at a stop sign near 15th Street around 2:06 a.m., according to the Racine County Sheriff's Department. Cox is said to have fled the scene when a deputy attempted to stop him, leading to a pursuit.
Authorities say the chase was terminated based on the dangerous driving of the suspect, who continued to blow through several stop signs and speed through residential areas.
Racine County Communications Center received a call a short time later, for a vehicle that crashed into a house near Flett and Washington Avenue, about .3 miles and five city blocks from where the pursuit ended. The vehicle had struck a tree in the front yard and crashed into the front porch of the residence, before rolling onto its side.
No one at the residence was injured, but police say the porch was severely damaged.
Deputies found a loaded handgun and a cup containing an alcoholic beverage inside the vehicle.
An investigation revealed that Cox was the operator of the vehicle, and has two outstanding warrants for non-support.
He is wanted on the following charges:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Fleeing and eluding
- Hit and run
- Recklessly endangering safety