Horicon Man Charged With Fleeing Police Hours After Being Convicted Of The Same Crime

(Juneau) A Horicon man was charged with running from police just hours after he was convicted of the same crime. Lonnie Ramsey is facing felony counts of Fleeing and Second-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

According to the complaint, Ramsey was clocked speeding by Juneau police as he was leaving the courthouse last Friday, September 1st. He was there being sentenced on felony Fleeing charges that stemmed from a pursuit with Watertown police in December. Ramsey was giving 18 months of probation in that case.

As police activated their emergency lights Ramsey allegedly accelerated away, reaching speeds in excess of 65-miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone. Ramsey also blew through several stop signs while being pursued, according to the complaint.

The chase ended when Ramsey’s vehicle struck a semi-trailer stopped at Highway A and Highway 26. Ramsey reportedly fled on foot into a corn field before being taken into custody without incident.

If convicted, the 28-year-old faces up to 13-and-a-half-years in prison. Cash bond was set at $5,000 during Ramsey’s initial court appearance and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday, September 14th.