Illinois Man Accused Of Fleeing From Dodge County Deputies

(Watertown) A man from Illinois is charged with running from police. Gecobea Leach is facing a felony count of Fleeing. On March 12, an officer with the Watertown Police Department was conducting speed enforcement on the Highway 26 bypass when he clocked a vehicle going 83-miles-per-hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone. When the officer pulled the vehicle over, Leach allegedly said he was going to Beaver Dam to pick up his kids. According to the criminal complaint, police suspected drug trafficking and requested a K-9 unit. The dog reportedly alerted that there was the presence of drugs in the vehicle. When asked to exit the car, Leach allegedly sped away and reached speeds of 110-miles-per-hour. After just over a mile the officer called off the pursuit and contacted neighboring agencies. The complaint does not detail how Leach was eventually apprehended but does list that is current address is the Dodge County jail. If convicted, the 37-year-old faces no more than three-and-a-half years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for July 27th.