A Winchester man is facing four charges following an incident Monday afternoon. Matthew Edward Germelman, 20, is charged with felony eluding, obstruction of justice, assault on a law enforcement officer, and escape. Around 1:40 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of South Kent Street. The vehicle continued travelling, running two stop signs and in the area of the 100 block of Monmouth Street, almost struck a pedestrian before speeding away. Officers were in the area, continuing to look for the suspect vehicle, when around 2:05 p.m. an officer saw the vehicle in the area of Harper Drive and Tennyson Avenue. The officer arrested Germelman who became combative and assaulted her. Germelman escaped custody while in handcuffs and ran from the area. A police canine tracked the suspect to a residence in the 400 block of Handley Avenue where the male was located and arrested at 2:36 p.m.
The officer who was assaulted had minor injuries.
Germelman was taken to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center where he was held without bond.