Saturday, July 10, 2021

Racine man accused of threats against woman, fleeing police

From Fox6Now:

A 23-year-old Racine man out on bond for a variety of charges now faces a slew of new charges relating to a police pursuit on Saturday, July 3. The accused is Daiviontae Johnson – and he faces the following criminal counts: 

  • Armed robbery, domestic abuse assessments
  • Possession of a firearm by outstate felon
  • Second-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon
  • Felony bail jumping (four counts)
  • Misdemeanor bail jumping
Daiviontae Johnson

According to the criminal complaint, officers were in the area of Regency Mall on July 3 to locate and arrest Johnson -- a wanted felon. A person who had called police indicated she wanted Johnson "arrested due to him threatening to physically assault her," the complaint says. The caller indicated "Johnson is in possession of a firearm and will shoot at people."

When officers arrived on the scene, they saw a "red Mazda being driven by a female, and (the officer) was able at one point to see inside and saw a male passenger matching a known DOT photo (the officer) viewed of the defendant." The officer activated his emergency lights and siren -- and "the vehicle sped through the Target parking lot in the early afternoon when pedestrians were present." A short time later, the complaint indicates the vehicle left the parking lot and fled westbound on Durand Avenue. A pursuit that followed "lasted approximately six minutes reaching speeds of 62 mph before it was terminated," the complaint says.

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