Appleton man flees through yards before hitting squad

Published: Jul. 6, 2018 at 9:36 AM CDT
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An Appleton driver was arrested after fleeing from police, hitting a fence and striking a squad car.

James R. Skogman, 25, was booked into jail on a probation violation. Police say he's facing additional charges from the chase.

On July 5, Appleton police were called to investigate a suspicious incident in the 300 block of W. Pershing Street.

Officers noticed a vehicle traveling down the north sidewalk at speeds of 35 mph.

The car went into the roadway and continued north at a high rate of speed, police say. The vehicle drove over a curb, through a yard, and through a fence before driving onto E. Northland Avenue.

The car got behind a police officer's squad at N. Meade Street and E. Glendale Street. The officer said the suspect was tailgating the squad.

Additional squads tried to box in the car. The driver sped up and struck the front of a squad car.

The suspect tried to get away, but crashed at E. Glendale Avenue and N. Viola Street. He ran off, but police caught up with him and placed him under arrest.

No one was hurt.

Police responded to the incident at 10:25 p.m.