GREGORY ARRESTED FOR POACHING

A man from rural Platteville is facing

multiple violations from the Wisconsin

Department of Natural Resources, and 

is also charged with a felony of eluding

sheriff’s deputies after a high speed

chase Monday evening in rural Platteville.

Grant County authorities say 29-year-old

Aaron Gregory is also facing charges of

hit-and-run to an occupied vehicle,

and for speeding.

It started around 6:00 pm Monday when

deputies investigated possible deer

poaching along Stumptown Road.

Deputies found a suspect vehicle being

driven by Gregory. A chase ensued going south

on Stumptown Road with speeds reaching

95-miles an hour. The chase was called-off

for safety reasons. However, a few minutes

later the officers found Gregory and the vehicle

in the ditch. As they approached, he was able

to drive out of the ditch and then drive at the

squad cars that were parked along the road.

When swerving to go around the squad cars,

Gregory hit the drivers’ side door of one of

the squads. A follow-up investigation led

to Gregory’s home on Baker Ford Road in

Harrison Township. After arresting Gregory

in connection with the high speed chase,

officers found 14 deer carcasses in his

house. Further investigation shows the

deer had been poached. The deer carcasses

and two guns were seized from the property.

Gregory’s car was taken to the impound at

the Sheriff’s Department. He was taken

to the County Jail to be held without bond

before his initial appearance in Grant County

Court.

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Platteville Police and Precision Auto helped at

the scene. No one has been injured.

As for the Grant County Squad car, it was

damaged as the drivers’ side door can’t be

opened. Otherwise its’ driveable.  

 

 

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