at 3:45 in the afternoon!
“Please stop, I have a kid on the way,” the expectant father was pleading with the driver of a car. He was hanging onto the open passenger window as the car was dragging him down Maple Grove Drive Monday afternoon (07-27-2020).
The victim and his pregnant wife and been inside their nearby home when they spotted someone coming up to their porch. On it were recent deliveries, boxes containing child-rearing items, gifts from a recent baby shower.
The suspect tossed the stolen items into a front seat passenger, got behind the wheel and took off, just as the husband ran after the car, grabbing at the window. He was dragged about 20 feet before falling to the pavement. Simultaneously, some stolen baby shower items were thrown into the roadway.
The husband would later be treated for road rash, an injured foot, and a knee cut that required stitches.
He and his wife had gotten the license plate of the fleeing car, and it was soon pulled over by Verona Police officers. The driver, Marleaka M. Jackson, age 22, Madison, was tentatively charged with second degree reckless endangerment, and theft. A passenger, Destiny S. Shanklin, age 20, was arrested for receiving stolen property.
Stupid kid makes house call
Town of Madison PD caught sight of a stolen vehicle and made contact with two occupants and recovered a facsimile handgun. Then the driver, still behind the wheel, took off at a high rate of speed.
Dane County Sheriff deputies observed the speeding vehicle and gave chase. The vehicle struck a bus shelter but that didn’t stop him. Madison police were asked to put up spikes but before they could, the 14-year-old driver struck the garage of a residence on S. Whitney Way, just south of Vitense Golf.
The driver and passenger(s) fled on foot but was apprehended. Madison police Lt. Kipp Hartman said rifle ammunition and burglary tools were recovered from the stolen car as evidence.