More Details Released on Brookfield Man Who Led Police on Manhunt
More details have been released about what led up to the manhunt on Monday of a Brookfield man who led police on a chase through Brookfield, Franklin, Greendale and Oak Creek.
Neil Rhode's mother told the medical examiner he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He, also, had a history of alcoholism but was sober the last 14 months.
According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Rhode was involved in a domestic incident in Brookfield around 10:00 AM. During the incident he stabbed himself in the arm and in the right thigh area.
He then traveled to a bank in Brookfield and attempted to rob it. After attempting to rob the US Bank, he traveled to Southridge Mall and attempted to carjack two vehicles.
He then left Southridge in his own vehicle and traveled to a gas station in Oak Creek at South 27th Street and West College Avenue and attempted a theft.
He was spotted by police near South 27th Avenue and West Drexel Avenue.
Oak Creek Police pursued his vehicle.
In total 11 squad cars were involved in the chase from four jurisdictions including Oak Creek, Franklin, Greendale, and Greenfield.
His vehicle reached speeds of 60 mph.
He appeared to intentionally drive off the road near the entrance of Picnic Area 1 at Scout Lake Park. The vehicle struck a large cement pillar of a bridge.
It is believed he rolled his vehicle several times attempting to turn hard at high speeds.