(Beaver Dam) A Reeseville man was found guilty Thursday of running from Beaver Dam police. Matthew Hansen entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Fleeing as well as Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine. Additional charges of Retail Theft and Drug Paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record. Hansen was also facing a felony charge of Child Neglect for allegedly raising a child in a drug house but those charges were too dismissed and read in.
Last October, Beaver Dam police were dispatched to a report of a theft in progress at Wal-Mart. An employee informed dispatched that the suspect was leaving the store with a case of beer. Nearby squad cars spotted the vehicle which eluded them but a short time later the pursuit was called off after law enforcement lost visual contact. Officers later located the vehicle on Highway G leading to another short pursuit. It ended when the vehicle crashed into the ditch near the intersection of Highway G and Highway S.
According the criminal complaint, Hansen was observed getting out of the driver’s side door and was taken into custody. A K-9 unit was deployed to search the vehicle and found a large amount of narcotics, which police believed were packaged for sales. The 27-year-old is facing no more than 18-and-a-half years in prison. A pre-sentencing hearing was ordered and Hansen is due back in court in October.