Racine Woman calls 911 to Help Officer Struggling with Suspect in the Street
A Racine woman called 911 to report an officer in the “street fighting with a guy” a needing help on January 12.
The man the officer was street struggling with was Brandon Scott Wagener.
He has been charged with Resisting an Officer, six counts of Felony Bail Jumping, two counts of Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Operate Motor Vehicle While Revoked, and Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.
On January 12 a Racine Police Officer during patrols spotted the defendants Ford Explorer in traffic. The defendant was wantedon several warrants.
According to the criminal complaint, the defendants eyes were “huge and fixed on the marked Racine Police Department’s Squad Car.”
The officer attempted to radio for a stop but was told to stand by because there was another priority call of an injured dog, wolf or coyote near 3 Mile Road.
The defendant accelerated until he was out of sight from the squad.
After the officer accelerated, the officer found the defendant walking briskly from the parked Explorer.
The officer stopped his vehicle and approached the subject and asked if he had a license.
The officer asked him if he had a license, and when he said he didn’t have one the officer asked him why he was driving without a license.
The officer directed him to his squad car, but the defendant said “Naw, I ain’t going back to jail!”
There was a struggle between the officer and the defendant. The two continued to slip on the slushed ice.
The officer reported passer-bys had cell phones out as if they were video recording the incident.
The officer said he called several times for back up but was told they didn’t have anyone who could assist.
A resident on her front porch came out and asked if she could call for help.