Cash Bond Set At $50K For Madison Man Charged With Fleeing Dodge County Deputies

(Trenton) Cash bond was set at $50,000 Thursday for a Madison man charged with running from dodge County deputies, less than one hour after being released from prison. Equon Hopkins is facing a felony count of Fleeing as well as misdemeanor Hit and Run and Battery with Domestic Abuse Assessments. Wednesday morning, authorities responded to a domestic incident on Highway 151 near Highway C. A female passenger exited the car and Hopkins left the area southbound on Highway 151. The vehicle was spotted a short distance away and deputies attempted a traffic stop, but the Hopkins reportedly fled down County G. During the pursuit, the Hopkins allegedly drove at high speeds, sometimes in the wrong lane, and at one point damaged a motorcycle. After blowing the stop sign at Beaver Dam and Mill streets in Lowell, the vehicle drove onto a lawn and crashed into several trees. According to the criminal complaint, Hopkins fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle. The 40year-old was treated for minor injuries in Columbus. Hopkins reportedly been released from Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun less than one hour before the incident was reported. A preliminary hearing is scheduled next week.