— Four people were in jail Thursday in northeastern
Wisconsin following a police chase, shooting and some home
officials said three of the four are suspected of
burglarizing houses in two Marinette County towns. And two
of the four are accused of leading deputies on a highway
chase Wednesday with shots fired from the suspects'
vehicle. No one was struck by gunfire.
said the fourth person, a woman, is accused of trying to
help the three men flee the area.
closed a section of Highway 141 and evacuated some homes
after the two in the vehicle crashed and ran away
Wednesday night. They were taken into custody about three
two of the suspects are also wanted in Michigan, sheriff's
County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said the events began to unfold
when authorities in Michigan informed his deputies that
two wanted felons were staying at a hotel in Crivitz. The
men may have robbed some homes in Pound and Stephenson,
spotted the suspects' car and gave chase, WLUK-TV reported
). The officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the
suspects sped away and later fired on them, Sauve said. He
said he didn't know if the squad car was hit.
rolled stop strips across the highway, and the vehicle
went off the road after its tires were deflated, Sauve
suspects crashed in the woods north of Middle Inlet and
fled on foot, Sauve said. Authorities shut down about
10-mile stretch of the highway and took additional steps
to ensure people near the crash site were safe, he said.
did not know where this foot pursuit was going to end up,
and we knew these guys were armed," Sauve said.
were evacuated and businesses locked down.
cops came to the door. They said, 'you better go out for a
while," said Chuck Buechler, who lives in the town of
arrested the men about three hours later. They also
arrested a third person at a gas station in Crivitz and
police are currently investigating that person's
involvement, Sauve said.
suspects are in jail awaiting charges.