By Shereen Siewert
Official details have been released in a high speed chase that began in Marathon County and ended after more than 25 miles when the vehicle started on fire near Bowler, resulting in two arrests.
The two suspects involved in the chase have been identified as 34-year-old Ashley DeAngelis, of Schofield, and 43-year-old Jason E. Schreiber.
The high speed pursuit began shortly after 5 p.m. Sept. 17 when police pulled over a westbound vehicle on Hwy. OO in the town of Norrie with a severely cracked windshield. Initial reports suggested the stop was on Hwy. 29.
DeAngelis was immediately identified as driving without a valid driver’s license, according to the incident report. But Schreiber, a passenger in the vehicle, initially gave a false name, and the pair eventually fled from officers who were attempting to determine Schreiber’s true identity.
From there, DeAngelis led police on a chase of about 25.7 miles, turning eastbound on Hwy. 29 into Shawano County and eventually onto Hwy. D, with speeds topping 100 mph during the chase, according to the report. The pursuit ended when the vehicle abruptly stopped and started on fire.
DeAngelis was arrested immediately but Schreiber fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later. Police also discovered about 7.4 grams of suspected cocaine inside the vehicle, the report states.
DeAngelis faces charges filed Sept. 18 in Marathon County Circuit Court of fleeing an officer, obstruction and operating with a revoked license. Circuit Judge Mike Moran set a signature bond of $1,500 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Sept. 30.
Online court records do not show any new charges filed against Schreiber, though he remains in custody at the Marathon County Jail.