Milwaukee man arrested after he crashes car, runs from deputies
TOWN OF ROCK—Police arrested a man who was hiding in a vacant house after he crashed a stolen car, was thrown from it and ran from police during a chase Saturday.
According to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Rodney T. Moore, 36, Milwaukee, on a slew of charges after he tried to flee deputies on West Bass Creek Road just south of Afton.
Deputies were trying to stop Moore’s vehicle, a blue 1992 Chevrolet Caprice Classic car because the car had license plates that did not match the vehicle, according to the report.
Moore tried to outrun police in the car, speeding east on West Bass Creek road at about 70 miles per hour, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Moore lost control of the car while he was flying around a curve eastbound at West Bass Creek Road and Duggan Road. The car went off the road, into a ditch and smashed into a tree.
Moore apparently was thrown from the vehicle, and he ran off. Police scoured the Rock River bottoms near the crash with K-9 dogs in an attempt to track Moore.
Police later found a cell phone wedged in the dash of the car and traced the phone to an address at the 2900 block of West Bass Creek Road.
Police went to a residence and that address and found Moore in a bathroom there, where he was huddled in a stand-up shower with a space heater running.
Moore told police that he used to stay at the residence with his ex-girlfriend, who owned the cell phone.
Moore was treated for injuries at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville, and was booked at Rock County Jail for operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, fleeing, reckless driving, operating under the influence of a controlled substance, and for a host of misdemeanor charges and outstanding warrants.
He is in custody pending an initial appearance Monday in Jail court.