Competency Hearing Scheduled For Mazomanie Woman Accused Of Fleeing Dodge County Authorities

(Trenton) A competency hearing has been scheduled for a Mazomanie woman accused of running then hiding from Dodge County authorities. Autumn Gernon originally had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Wednesday but the defendant’s attorney requested a competency evaluation.

That hearing will take place on February 16th. Gernon is facing multiple felonies including Fleeing, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, and Bail Jumping as well as a misdemeanor charge of Resisting.

According to the complaint, sheriff’s deputies pulled Gernon’s vehicle over on August 23rd in the town of Trenton because she was not wearing her seatbelt. Gernon reportedly lied about her identity then fled the traffic stop. During the five-and-a-half-mile pursuit, deputies noted that they reached speeds of 114-miles-per-hour.

The complaint says Gernon drive onto a cornfield along Milligan Road, then abandoned her vehicle. A K-9 and drone team were deployed, but after an extensive search Gernon was not able to be located.

She was eventually taken into custody two days later on August 25th after dispatch received reports of a woman yelling for help at a mobile home park in Waupun. Law enforcement reportedly found heroin when they later search her vehicle.

If convicted, the 43-year-old faces 25 years in prison.