Mazomanie Woman Accused Of Fleeing Dodge County Authorities Heading To Trial

(Trenton) A Mazomanie woman accused of running then hiding from Dodge County authorities is heading to trial. Autumn Gernon waived her right this week to a preliminary hearing. She is facing multiple felonies including Fleeing, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, and Bail Jumping as well as a misdemeanor charge of Resisting.

According to the complaint, sheriff’s deputy pulled Gernon’s vehicle over on August 23rd in the town of Trenton because she was not wearing her seatbelt. Gernon reportedly lied about her identity then fled the traffic stop. During the five-and-a-half-mile pursuit, deputies noted that they reached speeds of 114-miles-per-hour.

The complaint says Gernon drove onto a cornfield along Milligan Road, then abandoned her vehicle. A K-9 and drone team were deployed, but after an extensive search Gernon was not able to be located.

She was eventually taken into custody around 4am nearly two days later on August 25th after dispatch received reports of a woman yelling for help at a mobile home park in Waupun. Law enforcement reportedly found heroin when they later search her vehicle.

If convicted, the 42-year-old faces 25 years in prison. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for October 5th.