JANESVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - A Beloit man is jailed under a $100,000 bond, on a charge that he killed a woman with her van as he tried fleeing from police.
40-year-old Christopher Rutherford made his first appearance Wednesday in Rock County Circuit Court on a felony count of first-degree reckless homicide. He's scheduled to complete his formal initial proceeding Friday, which will give him time to get a lawyer.
The incident occurred on Mother's Day, when 47-year-old Sheila Rosenbaum called 911 about an unwanted person at her home.
Officers said they were trying to arrest Rutherford when ran from a home, got into the victim's van, and struck her with the vehicle before driving off.
Police fired shots at the van -- which Rutherford crashed. He ran off before he was quickly caught. He was treated for a gunshot wound, and was taken into custody after he left the hospital on Tuesday.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)