Two men are accused of trying to avoid arrest after an employee at a Waukesha tavern claimed to find them in the midst of a drug deal in a bathroom, according to a criminal complaint.
Kevin M. Gallagher, 25, of Waukesha, was charged with one count of felony bail jumping and one count of obstructing an officer, and Keith L. Jones, 28, was charged with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, Jones faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines, while Gallagher faces up to nearly four years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
Waukesha police officers were called to The Salty Toad after an employee suspected Gallagher and Jones of being involved in a drug deal in the bathroom. When officers arrived, Jones was standing outside the bar with two women while Gallagher was walking southbound in a nearby alley.
An officer recognized Jones from previous arrests and called out to him, but he instead turned and began to walk back into the bar. The officer physically stopped Jones and began to ask him questions, but Jones gave a fake name.
Another officer called out to Gallagher to stop, but he instead took off running. The officer chased Gallagher, who ran into People’s Park and hid in the basement before eventually surrendering to police.
Both men are currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on cash bond while awaiting trial.