(Trenton) Cash bond has been set at $10,000 for a Mazomanie woman accused of running then hiding from Dodge County authorities. Autumn Gernon 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 last Tuesday, 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 last Thursday, 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. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this Thursday, September 1st.