A 35-year-old Waterford man with a warrant out for his arrest was nabbed by Muskego police after he unsuccessfully triedÂ to hide from authorities in the trunk of his girlfriendâs vehicle.
Jeffrey Brown is charged with narcotics possession and bail jumping â both felonies â and resisting an officer, a misdemeanor. If convicted, he could face more than 10 years in prison.
The incident happened in the early hours of Oct. 17 in the parking lot of Coachâs on the Lake.
According to the criminal complaint, police were attempting to make a traffic stop on a vehicle and pursued it into the parking lot of the tavern at W198 S10857 Racine Ave.
When officers located the vehicle, it appeared unoccupied, according to the complaint. Police eventually found the female driver, and she told them Brown, her boyfriend, was still in the vehicle.
Officers returned to the vehicle and, over the course of about an hour,Â gave numerous commands to Brown to exitÂ and warned that a K-9 unit could be deployed, but Brown remained in the trunk. Police then tried to open the trunk with the key fob but when the trunk unlatched, Brown immediately closed it.Â
The second time, as video from the Muskego Police Department shows,Â officers grabbed the trunk after it unlatched and forced it open, then pulledÂ Brown from the vehicle with the help of a dog from the New Berlin Police Department.
“Good boy, get that bad guy,” an officer can be heard saying to the dog.
Police found a bag of fentanyl in Brownâs front jeans pocket, according to the complaint.
Brown has a pending caseÂ in Racine County, where he faces two felony counts of third-offense OWI with a passenger under 16 in the vehicle, according to online court records. A warrant was issued for Brown after he failed to make an Oct. 2 court appearance.Â Â