Pleasant Prairie Police track down Domestic Violence suspect in field thanks to GPS monitoring
Pleasant Prairie, WIS. (CBS 58) -- The Pleasant Prairie Police were able to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with Battery/Domestic Violence in a cornfield.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 104th Street for a fight between a woman and her boyfriend. Before officers arrived, the suspect who was identified as 26-year-old Marteese L Gaither fled the scene on foot.
Gaither, who is on GPS monitoring through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, determined to be near an area farm field just northwest of the intersection at 104th Street and Sheridan Road.
A perimeter was set up around the field and officers, including K9 Echo, searched the area. As Gaither changed locations, Wisconsin DOC was able to update his location which greatly assisted in the search.
Gaither was then located in a tree line approximately 100 yards from the roadway and taken into custody without incident and without injuries to himself or Pleasant Prairie officers.
Gaither was charged with Battery/Domestic Violence, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstructing an Officer. He was also held on a hold from Wisconsin DOC.
“We had a very good perimeter set up, however, I cannot convey how important it was to have the Wisconsin Department of Corrections provide us with updated GPS information as officers searched through these wooded areas.” said Lt Randy Myles.