Arrest Made in Connection with High Speed Chase
By NBC26 Staff. CREATED Jul 7, 2012
GREEN BAY, Wis.--Brown County deputies and Green Bay police have arrested the man who they say is responsible for a high speed chase on Saturday. According to a news release, 25 year old Kyle Buckles was booked into the Brown County jail Sunday.
Green Bay police followed up tips and picked him up on Viking Drive. Buckles was arrested on obstructing an officer and likely faces additional charges on Monday.
Meanwhile, A Milwaukee woman remains in critical condition tonight after a Brown County sheriff's deputy hit her car head on with his squad car while chasing the suspect.
Officers say it all started Saturday morning when the suspect took off in a stolen black Dodge Viper from Oconto County and crashed into another car while fleeing the scene. The suspect then sped down Highway 41 into Brown County.
When deputies got word of the incident, they quickly put down stop sticks along Highway 41, but the suspect crossed over them near Lineville Road.
Brown county deputy Rueben Meisner was following the suspect, swerved his squad car to avoid the stop sticks, crossed the median and smashed into a car driving north. The driver of the car he hit, 27-year-old Michelle Lecker of Milwaukee was rushed to the hospital--where she remains in critical condition tonight. Lecker's passenger Paul Micheel and Meisner were taken to the hospital, but are OK.