6/15/11 – Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a Columbus man who managed to eluded arrest twice in one week. Michael Lasiewicz was wanted by police last week after an alleged domestic incident but fled before authorities set up a perimeter. On Monday, the 29-year-old allegedly escaped from a Dodge County Sheriff’s squad car. Patrol Captain Molly Soblewski says a deputy clocked the suspect’s vehicle traveling 80-miles per hour on County Highway T in the Town of Elba. He pulled over but then jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the basement of a nearby residence. The owners of the home were outside at the time and told the deputy the suspect had to be in the basement because there was only one way out. After a short time, Lasiewicz was taken into custody and placed in the back of the patrol car. For safety reasons, the deputy cracked one of the windows before going back into the basement to retrieve the suspect’s driver’s license. When he came back out, Lasiewicz was gone. The deputy believes that Lasiewicz was somehow able to get his arm out the window and open the vehicle from the
outside. Last week, authorities surrounded an apartment building in Columbus after a report of a domestic incident. Officers went door-to-door searching for Lasiewicz but later learned he had fled the scene before they had gotten there. Soblewski says multiple agencies are actively searching for him. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department.