A Beloit man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after leading police on a foot chase, Rock County officials said.
Around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday members of the Rock County Special Investigation Unit conducted a drug investigation in Beloit and observed two subjects conduct what looked like a hand-to-hand drug transaction in a vehicle, according to a release.
When a Rock County deputy attempted to the stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated away and the deputy did not pursue the vehicle, police said.
Within minutes deputies observed the vehicle in the area of White and Park avenues, according to the release. After deputies made contact with the driver in the parking lot of the Watertower Apartments, he fled on foot.
The driver, Joshua D. Gillespie, 24, of Beloit, ran about 100 yards before being tackled by deputies, officials said. Gillespie fought with deputies, but they were eventually able to handcuff him.