RACINE — A Racine man is facing charges after reportedly crashing into a tree and fleeing from police early Saturday.
Leonardo David Juarez Guzman, 24, of the 1100 block of Hamilton Street, is charged with felony counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and three counts of bail jumping, and misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer, operating a motor vehicle while revoked.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a Racine Police officer parked at Washington Avenue and South Memorial Drive saw a Chevy Camaro pass traveling about 50 mph in a 25 mph zone.
The officer said the location is near Catfish and More, a late-night restaurant known to have patrons standing in or near the roadway.
The officer pulled his police cruiser into the road and tried to catch the suspect vehicle, which reportedly continued to travel at a rate over the posted speed limit. At the corner of Valley Drive and 12th Street, the vehicle reportedly drove through a stop sign, lost control and crashed into a tree, losing a tire in the process.
As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver’s door opened. Fearing the suspect would flee, the officer pulled his gun and ordered the driver to stop and put his hands up. But the driver, later identified as Juarez Guzman, reportedly looked at the officer and ran. A female passenger in the vehicle allegedly yelled to Juarez Guzman to not run.
The officer put away the gun, started to chase Juarez Guzman, then pulled out a stun gun.
After warning Juarez Guzman that he would be stunned if he did not comply, Guzman was stunned, brought to the ground and handcuffed.
Juarez Guzman’s license was revoked due to an alcohol-related incident and he had an open pending felony criminal case, which ordered him not to commit any new crimes.
As of Monday afternoon, Juarez Guzman remained in custody on a $7,500 cash bond, online record show. A preliminary hearing is set for June 20 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.
Today's mugshots: June 7
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Deandre D. Berryhill
Deandre D. Berryhill, 2000 block of West Boulevard, Racine, felony bail jumping.
Melissa M. Gaethke-Rickey
Melissa M. Gaethke-Rickey, Union Grove, possession of narcotic drugs.
Michael K. Hubbard
Michael K. Hubbard, Milwaukee, possession of narctoic drugs, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer.
Devereaux Patton, 2000 block of Jay Eye See Avenue, Racine, possession of THC, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor theft.
Larry D. Perkins
Larry D. Perkins, 200 block of Howland Avenue, Racine, delivery of Schedule I or II narcotics.
Christopher R. Pringle
Christopher R. Pringle, Terra Alta, WV, false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Arnold R. Silva
Arnold R. Silva, 1500 block of Carlisle Avenue, Racine, misconduct in public office, misdemeanor theft.
Nicholas R. Tyler
Nicholas R. Tyler, 100 block of Ohio Street, Racine, possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Maxwell J. Firehammer
Maxwell J. Firehammer, 1400 Autumn Lane, Racine, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Daniel L. Fisher
Daniel L. Fisher, 2000 block of Carlisle Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct.
Joshua S. Frye
Joshua S. Frye, 5000 block of 18th Avenue, Kenosha, operate motor vehicle while revoked, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Donald L. Goring
Donald L. Goring, Winnebago, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Michael J. Johann
Michael J. Johann, 1900 block of Saturn Avenue, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Liza M. Miller
Liza M. Miller, 100 block of Ohio Street, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Amber R. Nicolazzi
Amber R. Nicolazzi, Caledonia, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Merry Christina Starszak
Merry Christina Starszak, Waterford, disorderly conduct.