Horicon Man Jailed For Police Chase

4/19/17 – A Horicon man was sentenced to 90 days in jail yesterday for running from Dodge County deputies. Eric Henson pled no contest to felony Eluding a Traffic Officer and misdemeanor Obstruction and had a Disorderly Conduct charge dismissed but read into the record. In January, deputies were dispatched to reports of a suicidal person at the Fish Camp boat landing on Beaver Dam Lake. Henson had reportedly consumed pills and was threatening to take his life. He drove past a squad car, the deputy turned on his squad lights but Henson kept driving on Highway 33, stopping multiple times to yell inaudibly.  Henson came within a few feet of striking a parked squad car before driving off the road, into a ditch, through a fence line, and over a snow-covered cornfield.  He fled on foot but was apprehended by a police dog. Henson threw a cell phone at officers and kicked one of them while being arrested. In addition to 90 days in jail with work release privileges, Henson was placed on probation for two years, ordered to get mental health treatment and must write a letter of apology to the officers involved in the incident.