Sheboygan man reached 110 mph in police chase, nearly hit motorcyclist, crashed into pond, charges say

A Sheboygan man allegedly reached 110 mph in a police chase and nearly hit a motorcyclist in the Racine area.

Swedish scientist Svante Pääbo won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for his discoveries on human evolution that provided key insights into our immune system and what makes us unique compared with our extinct cousins, the award’s panel said. The prize was announced in Stockholm by Thomas Perlmann, Secretary of the Nobel Committee. Pääbo has spearheaded the development of new techniques that allowed researchers to compare the genome of modern humans and that of other hominins – the Neanderthals and Denisovans. While Neanderthal bones were first discovered in the mid-19th century, only by unlocking their DNA – often referred to as the code of life – scientists have been able to fully understand the links between species. This transfer of genes between hominin species affects how the immune system of modern humans reacts to infections, such as the coronavirus. “The small differences between these extinct human forms and us, as humans today, will provide important insights into how our body functions and how our brain has developed and so forth,” said Nobel Assembly member, Nils-Göran Larsson. About 1-2% of people outside Africa have Neanderthal genes. Pääbo, 67, performed his prizewinning studies in Germany at the University of Munich and at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. Pääbo is the son of Sune Bergstrom, who won the Nobel prize in medicine in 1982. The medicine prize kicked off a week of Nobel Prize announcements. It continues Tuesday with the physics prize, with chemistry on Wednesday and literature on Thursday. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economics award on October 10.

Darrius Dris Hentz, 27, was charged with felony counts of attempting to flee or elude an officer and first-degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.

According to a criminal complaint:

At 11:04 am on Sunday, a trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol was looking out for a red 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix that is connected to a domestic assault.

The trooper saw the vehicle headed southbound on Highway K and got behind it. The vehicle then switched lanes abruptly and accelerated. The trooper activated his lights and sirens but the car did not stop. The trooper reached 105 mph and still did not gain ground on the vehicle.

At Highway 11, the vehicle then switched lanes all the way to the far right lane and almost hit a motorcyclist. It then accelerated to 110 mph and swerved in and out of multiple lanes, almost losing control. The trooper had to terminate the pursuit.

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The vehicle eventually exited the interstate at Highway C (Spring Street) and crashed into a retention pond. The driver was arrested and identified as Hentz.

Hentz was given a $1,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing is on Oct. 12 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, online court records show.

Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, Oct. 3, 2022

Today’s mugshots: Oct. 3

These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.

John M. Ziolkowski

John M. Ziolkowski5000 block of Indian Hills Drive, Mount Pleasant, felony bail jumping.

Isaiah Sharif Ali

Isaiah Ali

Isaiah Sharif AliMilwaukee, Wisconsin, first degree recklessly endangering safety, pointing a firearm at another, carrying a concealed weapon, carry handgun where alcohol is sold and consumed.

Charles R Anase

Charles Anase

Charles R Anase1800 block of Main Street, Union Grove, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).

Juan J. DeLuna

Juan DeLuna

Juan J. DeLuna1100 block of North Memorial Drive, Racine, possession of firearm by a felon.

Tony Flores

Tony Flores

Tony Flores4200 block of Sheridan Road, Kenosha, possession of a firearm by a felon.

Darrius Dris Hentz

Darrius Dris HentzSheboygan, Wisconsin, attempting to flee or elude an officer, first degree recklessly endangering safety, misdemeanor bail jumping.

James Klukas

James Klukas

James Klukas2100 block of Harriet Street, Racine, burglary of a building or dwelling, misdemeanor theft.

Melody G Ward

Melody Ward

Melody G Ward1800 block of Main Street, Union Grove, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).

Dion J Anderson

Dion Anderson

Dion J AndersonPleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, possession of THC, felony bail jumping.

Joseph Michael Wallin

Joseph Wallin

Joseph Michael Wallin1200 block of Kenilworth Avenue, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense, general alcohol concentration enhancer), hit and run (attended vehicle), felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping.

James F Beecroft Jr

James Beecroft Jr.

James F Beecroft JrSilver Lake, Wisconsin, operate motor vehicle while revoked (4th+), felony bail jumping, failure to install ignition interlock device.

Felisha D Davis

Felisha D DavisMilwaukee, Wisconsin, operate motor vehicle while revoked.

Uthan S Harris

Uthan Harris

Uthan S HarrisMilwaukee, Wisconsin, theft (false representation between $10,000-$100,000), attempt fraud against financial institution (between $10,000-$100,000).

William L Kettles

William Kettles

William L Kettles2000 block of DeKoven Avenue, Racine, manufacture/deliver cocaine (between 1-5 grams), manufacture/deliver cocaine (less than or equal to 1 gram).

Marquis A Pettway

Marquis Pettway

Marquis A Pettway3800 block of Green Street, Racine, false imprisonment (domestic abuse assessments), burglary of a building or dwelling (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).

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