Kenosha Police Department officers arrested two men following a car chase along 61st Street in Kenosha just after midnight early Sunday.

Denzel S. Jiles, 26, of Kenosha, who had been driving the vehicle used in the chase, was charged with attempting to flee or elude an officer, a felony, and obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. His passenger, Robert Gibbons III, 23, of North Chicago, Ill., was charged with obstructing an officer.

The charges stem from a car chase that took place shortly after midnight when Kenosha Police attempted to pull over Jiles’ vehicle near the 6000 block of 24th Avenue for driving without headlights on, according to the criminal complaint.

Jiles’ car slowed down, but then took off accelerating to speeds near 70 mph as it led officers down 61st Street, blowing through stop signs at intersections with cross streets.

After the vehicle hit a dead end on the 1300 block of 61st Street, Jiles and Gibbons ran from the vehicle, heading north. Officers found Gibbons along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, where they took him into custody.

Officers arrested Jiles after finding him hiding behind a wood pile in the back yard of a house on the 1300 block of 60th Street.

Officers reported finding a live gun round on Gibbons when he was searched, and a weapon was believed to be in the vehicle at one point during the pursuit, according to the criminal complaint.

Jiles had his initial appearance in court on the charges on Monday, where a $2,500 signature bond was set. He will next appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 27.

Gibbons will appear in court for an initial appearance concerning his charges on April 11.

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