Sheriff Beth says wanted man is getting a thrill from leading police on several chases
Wednesday evening, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth gave an update on the manhunt for homicide suspect Andrew or Andy Obregon.
The media briefing in front of a cornfield, similar to the fields, Obregon has used to get away when spotted by police for several days.
The most recent pursuit was just the night before near the Bong Recreational Area. Residents of Brighton and Paris were told to stay indoors late last night into the early morning.
Sheriff Beth confirmed that during that pursuit shots were heard. It's believed a resident fired a gun into the air to scare away Obregon.
Family and friends of Obregon have told investigators that when he does make contact, Andy talks about enjoying the police chases.
Earlier he told family that he wouldn't go back to jail and that they should watch the news.
"We're as frustrated as we can be," said Sheriff Beth.
His department has received hundreds of calls, but Obregon, a longtime farm hand in the area knows all the dirt roads and paths hidden among the field and has used this knowledge to his advantage.
Obregon is wanted in connection with the homicide of Tywon Anderson. His body was found near Obregon's house back on September 26th.
Since authorities named Obregon as a person of interest, he's implicated in a series of auto thefts, burglaries and a robbery at a gas station.
Just this week, the Sheriff changed Obregon's status from a person of interest to a murder suspect.