Hustisford Man Placed On Two Years Probation For Christmas Eve Chase

(Hustisford) A Hustisford man was placed on probation for two years Tuesday for leading authorities on a chase last Christmas Eve. Matthew Hyke entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Fleeing and a misdemeanor charge of Obstruction. A misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damage to Property was dismissed but read in to the record. At midnight on December 24th, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence in Hustisford for a possible domestic incident. Before the deputy arrived, Hyke fled but was later spotted driving faster than the posted speed limit of 25-miles-per-hour and skipping a stop sign. A brief chase ensued which ended when Hyke arrived back at the residence. According to the criminal complaint, the 32-year-old broke through the home’s door and exited from the back and ignored deputy’s orders to stop. Several hours later, Hyke returned and was arrested. Hyke said he let authorities catch him and that they could not keep up with him.