Man who bought gun for Kyle Rittenhouse charged with fleeing police
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Dominick Black, the man who bought the gun Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people in Kenosha, was charged Monday with fleeing/eluding police.
Records show Black was arrested on Friday, May 13.
According to a criminal complaint, just before 7 p.m., a Kenosha Police Department officer observed a gray motorcycle traveling northbound on 6th Avenue from 52nd Street with no registration displayed.
Before attempting a traffic stop, the complaint says the officer observed the motorcyclist to increase speed to 45 mph in a posted 30 mph zone. The officer then activated his emergency lights and siren while directly behind the biker.
The complaint says the officer observed the motorcyclist look into his mirror and shake his head side to side, as if he was shaking his head 'no." before rapidly accelerating away.
According to the complaint, the motorcyclist illegally passed vehicles while fleeing from the officer, almost struck vehicles, and drove between heavy traffic to "get away." The officer estimated his speeds were in excess of 80 mph in the 30 mph zone.
A short time later, authorities say another officer located the motorcyclist at Simmons Island, located at 5001 Simmons Island Drive, and the driver was identified as Dominick Black. The officer who pursued Black on his motorcycle arrived to he scene and told Black he was under arrest.
Authorities say it was learned Black's driving status was suspended. He was then placed in the back of a police squad with a window rolled down. The complaint says Black began shaking and appeared to have gone in and out of consciousness. A medical unit was called to the scene and Black was transported to Froedtert Hospital in Kenosha.
According to the complaint, bloodwork was completed on Black and found he had a traceable amount of cocaine in his blood. Hospital staff did not believe it was enough to cause impairment, but consistent with an anxiety attack or panic attack.
Black was taken to jail. He's being held on a $5,000 cash bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for black for May 24.