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Charged: 24-year-old Milwaukee man accused in pursuit where speeds reached 120 mph

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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — Charges have been filed against a Milwaukee man, accused of leading deputies on a pursuit in Sheboygan County where speeds reached 120 miles-per-hour.

Desmond Robinson

Desmond Robinson

The accused is 24-year-old Desmond Robinson of Milwaukee. He is facing one count of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer.

According to the criminal complaint, on Friday, October 23rd, shortly after 5:00 p.m, Sheboygan County sheriff’s deputies were called on to assist Manitowoc County sheriff’s deputies with a stolen vehicle heading into Sheboygan County on I-43.

The vehicle pulled over in the Town of Mosel in Sheboygan County, and a high-risk traffic stop ensued.

The complaint says as deputies approached the passenger side of the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Robinson, pulled away.

A pursuit then began on I-43, and that pursuit lasted approximately nine miles. At one point during the pursuit, the complaint indicates speeds reached 120 miles-per-hour.

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop, and officers were able to attempt to utilize spike strips in order to deflate the vehicle’s tires. The vehicle stopped on I-43 SB near County Road PP.

The complaint says at this point, Robinson exited the vehicle — and began running.

A deputy was able to talk to Robinson, and get him on the ground. He was then taken into custody.

Officials spoke with Robinson at the Sheboygan County Detention Center. The complaint indicates he said he believed he was being stopped for a routine traffic stop, and put his vehicle in park. He said he then saw officers “pull out their guns” as they approached his vehicle. Robinson said he didn’t know what was happening, and that “he just got out on August 8th.”

Robinson said he didn’t have any knowledge of the fact that the vehicle he was driving was listed as stolen.

He indicated he was coming from Milwaukee to visit his father in Menasha before heading back. The complaint says Robinson told officials he used I-43 because his GPS unit sent him the wrong way.

Robinson is expected to be in court for his preliminary hearing in this case on November 4th.

2 comments

  • libertarian

    The police had no business chasing this guy a poor underprivileged man just trying to escape the dangerous police. Look at all the lives that were in danger.

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