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Suspect identified in Lincoln Co. police chase

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LINCOLN COUNTY — The suspect in an alleged high speed chase last week in Lincoln County has been identified as a 45-year-old Almond man.

Ralph J. Noonan appeared Friday in Lincoln County Court where he is charged with felony first degree recklessly endangering safety as a repeat offender, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, a felony charge of fleeing an officer as a repeat offender, misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and six felony counts of bail jumping.

Noonan is also being held on six felony warrants through Waupaca County.

Police say a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in the chase, which began Oct. 11 in Lincoln County when a deputy on patrol ran a license plate check on a vehicle and found the registered owner had multiple felony warrants. Two deputies attempted to stop Noonan’s vehicle, which fled at estimated speeds of up to 100 mph and covered more than 14 miles, according to police. The chase continued into Oneida County on Lakewood Road in the town of Cassian, where the chase ended.

Two squad cars were damaged in the pursuit, along with the Noonan’s vehicle, which was rammed by the Sheriff’s Department.

Noonan, who was medically treated and released for minor injuries, is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday.

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