High-speed chase of Lake Geneva man involved five agencies

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Staff | March 31, 2014

A Lake Geneva man was arrested Sunday, following a pursuit by five area law enforcement agencies that, at times allegedly exceeded 100 mph, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

Walworth County sheriffs arrested Christopher L. Mangold, 40, of Lake Geneva about 3:55 p.m. March 30.

According to the release, both the Geneva Township Police Department and Walworth County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at 3:23 p.m. Sunday to a report of a domestic violence incident allegedly involving Mangold.

Mangold was reported to be intoxicated and left the scene in a 2013 Cadillac ATS.  An attempt to locate for Mangold was broadcast at this time.

At approximately 3:39 p.m., officers spotted this vehicle in the city of Lake Geneva. Officers pulled the vehicle over in a traffic stop, but the car sped away before officers could approach the driver. 

Authorities pursued, and Mangold is alleged to have been speeding at more than 100 miles per hour during portions of the pursuit. Five agencies--including the City of Lake Geneva Police Department, the Town of Geneva Police Department, the Town of Delavan Police Department, the City of Elkhorn Police Department, and the Walworth County Sheriff's Office--were involved in the pursuit at various points.

Two sets of stop sticks were deployed and did deflate one of the Cadillac's tires, but did not stop Mangold from continuing to flee.

At approximately 3:55 p.m., Walworth County sheriff deployed a pursuit intervention technique—intentionally making contact with a fleeing violator's vehicle--on Interstate-43 northbound at County Highway NN in the city of Elkhorn.

The Cadillac struck the guardrail at this location and the pursuit ended. Both the squad car and the Cadillac sustained damage.

Mangold was taken into custody at the scene. Initial charges from this agency which will be referred to the Walworth County District Attorney's Office include felony, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering safety, and a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Other charges may be forthcoming from the other four municipalities as well, according to the release.

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