Man reportedly involved in roadside argument flees from deputies

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A man who got into an argument on the side of a Grant County road Tuesday was arrested after fleeing from deputies trying to make contact with him about the incident, according to a release.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that there were two people yelling at each other at the intersection of Highway 61 and Substation Road in the town of Potosi around 11:15 a.m., officials said.

The caller thought it was a road rage issue and said it involved a black Ford truck and a motorcycle, according to the release.

Deputies found the Ford, belonging to Karalee Peacock, 40, of Platteville, near Hudson Hollow Road, officials said.

No vehicles were found at the intersection where the caller reported the incident, but deputies determined that Samuel Brunton, 54, of Platteville, was driving the motorcycle, and he and Peacock had been at the intersection arguing.

There is currently a restraining order between Brunton and Peacock, according to the release.

Deputies said they observed Brunton driving toward his residence, and when he saw deputies, he turned his motorcycle around and fled from deputies.

Brunton eventually went into a field on his motorcycle, lost control and crashed, according to the release.

After being treated for his injuries, Brunton was arrested on tentative charges of violation of a protection order, eluding and first-offense operating after revocation.

Peacock was arrested on a charge of obstructing an officer.