Sunday, March 25, 2018

Man Arrested after Allegedly Hitting Bicyclist and Leading Green Bay Police on Chase [VIDEO]

Man Arrested for Allegedly Hitting a Man on His Bicycle, Leaving the Scene, & Leading Police on Chase

Green Bay, WI - Barry Watters, 29, of Green Bay, was arrested today after allegedly hitting a bicycle rider in the 100 block of N Oakland Ave and leaving the scene. 

The male victim suffered "substantial injuries" and his current condition is unknown.

Minutes later after officers spotted the suspected hit & run vehicle, Watters led Green Bay Police on a short chase which ended with him and another male passenger being taken into custody.

Police booked Watters into the Brown County Jail on multiple felony charges including: Operating while Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, Hit and Run Involving Injury, Possession of THC, and Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude an Officer. He also has several misdemeanor charges: Possess Illegally Obtained Prescription, two counts of Bail Jumping, Possession of THC, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mr. Watters is no stranger to law enforcement. In 2006, he was charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to 3 years in state prison, 4 years extended supervision. In 2010, he was sentenced to 2 years probation after failing to comply with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry program. Since 2010, he has been found guilty on multiple misdemeanors including Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct, and Intimidating a Victim/Threatening Force.

At the time of his arrest, Watters also had three outstanding warrants, one in Brown County and two in Oconto County. Charges on the warrants include Bail Jumping, Possession of THC, and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

He is expected to make his initial appearance in Brown County Circuit Court on Monday, March 26.

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