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Dodge Co. Sheriff’s deputy dragged by suspect fleeing traffic stop.

March 22, 2017 – Dodge Co., WI – At 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday March 21, Dodge County Deputies made a traffic stop on State Highway 49 near Shamrock Road in the Town of Chester.


During the traffic stop, the driver identified as Matthew Ellcey, 22, of Waupun, fled the traffic stop dragging a Sheriff’s Lieutenant for a short distance as he fled.  The Lieutenant suffered minor injuries and was treated at Waupun Memorial Hospital and released.


A pursuit of Ellcey was initiated and continued into the City of Waupun.  Ellcey lost control of his vehicle and crashed at the intersection of E. Main St and S Watertown St.  Ellcey fled from the scene and was later apprehended at a residence in Waupun after searching other locations that the suspect had entered, including National Rivet & Manufacturing Company.


Ellcey was arrested and booked into the Dodge County Detention Facility.  This case remains under investigation and charges will be requested of the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office to include Knowingly Fleeing an Officer and Obstructing an Officer causing injury.  Other charges may also be requested as the investigation continues.


The Wisconsin State Patrol handled the investigation of the crash.  Sheriff Dale Schmidt would like to thank the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Waupun Police Department, and the Beaver Dam Police K9 for their assistance in this incident.


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