Vise throwing suspect leads officers on high speed chaseA Bloomington, Minn. man, who last week was arrested following an incident where he allegedly threw a vise through the window of a car, got into more trouble in Polk County this weekend.
A Bloomington, Minn. man, who last week was arrested following an incident where he allegedly threw a vise through the window of a car, got into more trouble in Polk County, Wis. this weekend.
Gerret Daniel Parks, 39, faces multiple charges following a high-speed chase through St. Croix Falls at around 5:51 p.m. Sunday, March 4.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's report, a deputy observed a black SUV on Highway 35 traveling between 70 and 80 miles per hour on a 35 mph zone. The deputy allegedly activated his overhead lights and the motorist accelerated even more.
The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed throughout St. Croix Falls, then entered Highway 8 and headed eastbound. The vehicle failed to slow for several stop signs, the deputy reported.
When the vehicle finally stopped, Parks was identified as the driver. Officers ordered the motorist to exit the vehicle but he failed to comply. Eventually law enforcement personnel unbuckled Parks's seatbelt and forced him to the ground.
Parks is charged with fleeing an officer, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (third offense) and resisting arrest related to the Polk County incident.
Following last Monday's vise-throwing incident, Parks, 39, was reportedly arrested on Friday at a Bloomington home.
According to reports, a vise slammed into a car around 7:20 p.m. last Monday and struck National Guard Sgt. Jon Stacke in the face. The Iraq war veteran's jaw was broken and several teeth were knocked out.
Authorities have stated that Parks may have been involved in numerous other criminal incidents over the years. Parks has a long history of crimes, including burglary and drunk driving charges.