By Shereen Siewert
A 49-year-old man remains behind bars after he allegedly put an officer’s life in danger while fleeing from police on Wednesday afternoon in Weston.
Jeffrey A. Ray of Weston is being held in the Marathon County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. He faces charges filed Friday in Marathon County Circuit Court of second degree recklessly endangering safety, fleeing an officer and resisting arrest.
According to the criminal complaint:
Ray fled from a traffic stop Wednesday on Camp Phillips Road near the intersection of Knaack Avenue in Weston. While attempting to elude police, he nearly struck an officer with his vehicle and did strike a Rothschild Police Department squad car. After a brief high speed chase, Ray dumped his car and led officers on a foot chase through a wooded area, where he was tracked by the Everest Metro Police K-9 unit and eventually arrested. He appeared in court on Friday.
Ray is due in court again on Tuesday for a bail/bond forfeiture hearing and again on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing to review the details of the case.