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Lake Geneva man arrested after high-speed chase

by Chris Schultz

March 27, 2014

A Lake Geneva man was arrested Sunday afternoon following a high-speed chase that involved five police agencies.

Christopher L. Mangold, 40, was taken into custody at about 3:55 p.m. after his car was forced to a stop by a Walworth County sheriff's deputy squad car.

Both Mangold's car and the squad car were damaged.

No injuries were reported.

According to a Walworth County Sheriff's Department press release, Mangold faces possible charges of felony fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, recklessly endangering safety and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated — third offense.

Other charges may be forthcoming from the other four municipalities involved in the chase.

At about 3:23 p.m. Sunday, town of Geneva police and and Walworth County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a report of a domestic violence which reportedly involved Mangold.

Mangold was reported to be intoxicated and left the scene in a 2013 Cadillac ATS.

At about 3:39 p.m., officers spotted Mangold's vehicle in Lake Geneva. A traffic stop was initiated, and the vehicle was pulled over. However, the car sped away before officers could approach the driver.

Officers pursued and the vehicle is alleged to have been speeding at more than 100 miles per hour during the pursuit.

Before the chase was over, offices from Lake Geneva, town of Geneva, town of Delavan, and Elkhorn joined sheriff's deputies in pursuing the speeding car.

Two sets of stop sticks were deployed which deflated one of the fleeing vehicle's tires, but it did not stop the vehicle and the pursuit continued.

At about 3:55 p.m., a Walworth County Sheriff's deputy successfully employed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) in which the officer's vehicle intentionally strikes the fleeing vehible.

This occurred on I-43 northbound at County Highway NN (north) in Elkhorn.

The PIT maneuver was successful, and the Cadillac struck a guardrail and the pursuit ended. Both the squad car and the Cadillac sustained damage.

Mangold was taken into custody at the scene.