WASHBURN COUNTY — Felony charges have been filed against Spooner, WI man Jonathan P. Bryan following a high-speed chase that began in the City of Spooner and ended near the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 63 in Trego, WI.
On the evening of October 16, 2019, an Officer with the Spooner Police Department was contacted by Washburn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch regarding a possible Bail Bond Violation. The suspect was Jonathan Bryan, and Dispatch advised the Officer that Bryan was believed to be driving a red Honda Civic.
While still speaking with Dispatch, the Officer saw a red Honda Civic headed northbound on Highway 63 in Spooner. The Officer began following the Honda, which accelerated away from the Officer, reaching a speed of 88 miles per hour near the intersection of Front Street and Highway 63, according to the criminal complaint.
The Officer took pursuit of the Honda, measuring its speed at 92 miles per hour near the intersection of County Highway H and Highway 63.
The Honda continued to accelerate and traveled onto Highway 53, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and passing vehicles on the right shoulder of the highway.
Near the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 63 in Trego, WI, the vehicle came to a stop, and Officers were able to take the driver into custody. The driver was identified as Jonathan P. Bryan.
Inside the vehicle, Officers located a pen tube containing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
The criminal complaint goes on to state that a records check confirmed that Bryan was subject to bail bond conditions requiring him to abide by a curfew from 9p to 6a.
Online circuit court records show that Bryan is charged in this case with four counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping, Class I Felony Attempt to Flee an Officer, Class G Felony Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.
Bryan is also facing numerous criminal charges filed against him since July 2017 in 14 criminal cases spanning 5 counties including Washburn, Barron, Burnett, Polk, and Douglas.
Charges pending against Bryan include over 2 dozen counts of Bail Bond Violations, Felony Intimidate a Victim, Felony Take and Drive a Vehicle Without Consent, Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Felony Possess Firearm Silencer, Felony Misappropriate ID Info - Obtain Money, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of THC ( Marijuana), Misdemeanor Receive Stolen Property, Misdemeanor Theft, Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property, Misdemeanor Issue Worthless Check, Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Operate Without Valid License.
In addition to these criminal charges pending against Bryan, he is also charged with numerous non-criminal violations including, Operating While Intoxicated (1st Offense), Operate While Suspended, Reckless Driving-Endanger Safety, Unsafe Lane Deviation, Unsafe Passing On Right, and Speeding (35-39 mph).
In July 2017, DrydenWire.com reported that Bryan was facing criminal charges following a traffic stop in the City of Spooner which led to a search warrant of the residence and resulted in charges of Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Silencer, and methamphetamine-related charges. Bryan is scheduled to have a jury trial on those charges in March 2020.
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