RACINE — A Racine man allegedly assaulted a woman and then crashed a rental car into a line of trees during a police chase.
Josue R. Rodriguez, 31, of the 2700 block of Washington Avenue, was charged with a felony count of attempt to flee or elude an officer and misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct, violating a court order restricting operating privilege ignition interlock device and operating a motor vehicle while revoked.
According to a criminal complaint:
On Wednesday, an officer was sent to a residence in the 2700 block of Washington Avenue for an assault.
Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said she tried to lock Rodriguez out of the house, but he punched the screen door, causing the plexiglass to break.
He then forced his way in and grabbed her. They ended up in the bathroom and he punched her in the face around 10 times. He then punched a mirror in the bathroom.
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At 5:04 a.m., deputy was at the intersection of Taylor and Lathrop Avenues when he conducted a stop on a vehicle going 60 mph in a 30 mph zone that failed to stop at a stop sign.
The vehicle continued traveling and reached speeds around 100 mph. The deputy had to terminate the pursuit, and later he saw the vehicle had crashed into a line of trees. There was no one in the car, though, and there was blood covering the inside.
It was later learned the vehicle was a rental and that Rodriguez was the one driving it.
Rodriguez was found at a BP gas station and was taken to the hospital for numerous injuries. The ER doctor confirmed his injuries were consistent with wearing a seatbelt and airbag deployment.
Rodriguez was given a $5,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. A preliminary hearing is on July 27 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, online court records show.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, July 21, 2022
Today’s mugshots: July 21
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Kevin L. Jones
Kevin L. Jones, 1600 block of Flett Avenue, Racine, felony retail theft (intentionally take between $500-$5,000).
Josue R. Rodriguez
Josue R. Rodriguez, 2700 block of Washington Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), attempting to flee or elude an officer, violate a court order restricting operating privilege ignition interlock device, operate motor vehicle while revoked.
Andres L. Williams
Andres (aka Dre) L. Williams, 1900 block of Slauson Avenue, Racine, obstructing an officer, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, possession of THC.
John M. Cihler
John (aka Jamie Keller) M. Cihler, 1600 block of Illinois Street, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense), operate motor vehicle while revoked, failure to install ignition interlock device.
Shane T. Lozano
Shane T. Lozano, 1600 block of Russet Street, Racine, criminal trespass (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).
Dessie J. Morris
Dessie J. Morris, 800 block of Park Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Jeffery Aaron Polcyn
Jeffery Aaron Polcyn, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, retail theft (intentionally conceal less than or equal to $500), misdemeanor bail jumping.
Keone N. Sims
Keone N. Sims, 1100 block of Oakes Road, Mount Pleasant, misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).
Daniel S. Chenoweth
Daniel S. Chenoweth, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, burglary or a building or dwelling, theft of movable property (between $10,000-$100,000), felony criminal damage to property, criminal damage to property, misdemeanor theft, attempt entry into a locked coin box, obstructing an officer, possession of THC.