Dodge County: Armed suspect pursuit turns into 8-hour standoff

JUNEAU, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Juneau Police Department initiated a pursuit of a 2002 Chevrolet Envoy westbound on County W. shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. 

According to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the pursuit was joined by Dodge County's Sheriff's Office deputies. The fleeing car left the roadway shortly after leaving Juneau wand struck a squad car when re-entering the highway.

Officials say the car fled to the city of Beaver Dam on Highway W and while law enforcement attempted to make a stop, it crashed into a Juneau Police squad car and a Dodge County Sheriff's Office squad car. Both squad cars were disabled and damaged.

The vehicle then fled again eastbound on County W and ran off the roadway on County W just west of Crystal Lake Road.

Officials say the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, Juneau Police Department, and Beaver Dam Police Department set up a perimeter around the car as it was learned that the subject was armed with a firearm.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was deployed with its Armored Vehicle and the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office Armored Vehicle was also required and responded.

According to a news release, negotiations took place with the driver of the Envoy for nearly eight hours in hopes of a peaceful resolution. Beaver Dam Paramedics were also called to standby.

By 4 a.m., an extraction plan was executed safely and the suspect was taken into custody. No one was injured.

The suspect was a 25-year-old Oshkosh man and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He will be transported to the Dodge County Detention Facility where he will be facing multiple charges stemming from the incident.


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