Man caught after chase faces drug charges

Green Bay resident eluded police during lengthy pursuit that started at Saukville station
Ozaukee Press Staff

A Green Bay man, who allegedly left a Saukville filling station on Dec. 22 without paying for his gas and then drove away from a Saukville police officer after being stopped, was arrested in Sheboygan County after a lengthy search and now is facing felony drug charges.

Saukville Police Chief Robert Meyer said the officer attempted the traffic stop on I-43 because the listed owner of the car had a suspended license.

When the officer activated his emergency lights, the driver, Jared M. Grignon, took off at a high rate of speed heading north on I-43.

“The vehicle was pulling away from the officer, therefore he did not continue with a pursuit,” Meyer said.  

The officer returned to the Kwik Trip gas station, where he initially located the vehicle, and obtained a video of the man.  

“It was then he learned that the suspect left without paying for gas,” Meyer said.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Sheboygan County Circuit Court, a Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Deputy later spotted the car abandoned in the Town of Holland near Lake Michigan.

The deputy searched the car and found an unspecified amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

According to a press release, deputies began searching for Grignon at about 2:30 a.m. while Grignon went to a number of homes attempting to hide, at one point kicking in a garage door. He was apprehended that afternoon. 

According to online court records, Grignon has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs, misdemeanor possession of  drug paraphernalia and several traffic citations.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Wednesday, Jan. 8. Cash bail is set at $1,000.



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