Madison Teen Charged With Fleeing Dodge County Deputies

(Calamus) A Madison teen has been charged with running from Dodge County deputies. Denaje Atkins is facing a felony count of Fleeing as well as felony Bail Jumping. Last Thursday (October 22nd), a sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Highway 151 near Gunn Road in the Town of Calamus. The car accelerated away and was reportedly clocked going 120-miles-per-hour during the pursuit that lasted just over 30 miles. The chase entered into Columbia County, where law enforcement laid down spike strips but the vehicle was able to avoid them. The car was eventually disabled in Dane County near exit 101. Three people were taken into custody at gun point. When questioned, Atkins allegedly admitted to being the driver. If convicted, the 18-year-old faces over nine years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 during Atkins’ initial appearance and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 24th.