Wisconsin man arrested for fleeing, drug charges after brief chase in Port St. Joe

The Port St. Joe Police Department arrested a Wisconsin man following a brief chase Friday night.

At approximately 10:45 p.m. on November 25, officers with the Port St. Joe Police Department attempted to stop a black Mazda for a traffic violation on First Street. The driver accelerated when emergency lights were activated and ran the red light. 

He continued down Marina Drive at a high rate of speed and turned right into the new marina parking lot where officers blocked the vehicle in and conducted a felony stop.

The driver — Adam Lee Wilson, 33, of New Holstein, Wisconsin — was arrested and charged with fleeing with disregard of safety to persons, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (not more than 20 grams), driving while license suspended, and an out of county warrant.

“A search of the vehicle was conducted and a plethora of drugs and paraphernalia were found,” said the Police Department in a release. “Also, indicators of possible thefts, fraud and identity thefts were located.”

According to the release, the tags on the Mazda were also stolen.

Wilson posessed “numerous” felony warrants out of Wisconsin, according the the PSJPD. He remains in custody at the Gulf County Detention Facility at this time.


Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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