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Mt. Pleasant Officer dragged during traffic stop, Racine man faces charges

Posted: 11:23 AM, May 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-15 16:30:07Z

MOUNT PLEASANT -- A Racine man faces multiple charges after he reportedly fled from a traffic stop and dragged an officer with his vehicle.

Lacrelle Jerome Clay, 31, could be convicted of four charges for fleeing and resisting an officer, putting an officer in danger, and possessing marijuana.

According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Clay has been convicted of ten charges dating back to 2003 and has been incarcerated three times.

On May 13, a police officer tried to pull over Clay's vehicle on Frontage Road after the car left the Knights Inn. After the car came to a stop, The officer approached the car and the driver sped away. Police followed the car as it blew through a stop light at very high speeds. Clay went back into the Knights Inn parking lot and tried to flee the vehicle.

The officer released his K9 and tried to open Clay's passenger door. Clay drove off, dragging the officer

Clay was found hiding in a black Nissan. Police found .9 grams of marijuana in his car. He was taken to Racine County jail.

Clay faces charges for knowingly fleeing an officer, recklessly endangering safety, possessing marijuana, resisting an officer, and multiple traffic citations. Clay also had a warrant for Intimidation. All of Clay's charges are repeat offenses.

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