Church security team assists in arrest
The suspect had already raced from law enforcement, going nearly 100 miles per hour on the highway, crashed his car in a ravine and took off running. A church probably looked like his safest bet.
Unfortunately for him, the First Baptist Church in Oak Creek has its own security team. It was just meeting when the suspect walked in wearing a tank tops and shorts. He looked out of place next to the other parishioners who had just finished services.
"He said I'm on my way to Milwaukee I got stranded, and I said stranded? That's kind of odd, said Martin Magdaleno, a member of the church security team. "Another guy came in and said stop, don't let that guy go anywhere, there are cops with guns drawn down the way!"
Magdaleno said that spooked the stranger who once again took off running.
"I have two children down in the nursery and those are my pride and joy, nobody messes with them, said Magdaleno.
The Racine Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Dametri Horton of Milwaukee. He was arrested and charged with reckless endangering safety, fleeing and eluding, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other traffic charges.
The chase started on I-94, south of 7 Mile Road. The Racine Sheriff's Office said a deputy stopped Horton and then asked if he had any drugs. The pursuit ended near the Drexel Ave. exit where the suspect crashed into a ravine. That's when he took off running and ended up in the church.
The Sheriff's Office says Hornton was eventually found hiding in an abandoned car behind a home on Puetz Rd.