(Iron Ridge) A Neshkoro man charged with running from Iron Ridge police made his initial appearance in court Monday. Robert Schuster is facing a felony count of Fleeing stemming from the incident last July.
According to the criminal complaint, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign and turned on their emergency lights. The vehicle then speed away at a high rate of speed with police losing sight of it at the intersection of County Road WS and Highway 67. The officer then saw the vehicle hit an embankment east of Highway 67, travel across both northbound and southbound lanes and crash into some nearby woods.
According to the criminal complaint, Schuster was identified as the driver and reportedly said he ran because he did not want to go back to jail. If convicted, the 26-year-old faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.