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
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.