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

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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