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Authorities believe Waukesha County fugitive broke into western Wisconsin cabin, blood and note left behind

BLAIR, Wis. (CBS 58/AP) — Authorities say an armed and dangerous man wanted in Waukesha County apparently broke into a cabin in western Wisconsin, but remains at large.

Trempealeau County sheriff's officials believe Jonathan Pogreba was the person who broke into the cabin southeast of Blair. A neighbor of the property called the sheriff's department about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to report the break-in.

Sheriff's deputies and Blair police went to the cabin and found evidence of a break-in, but there was no sign of the intruder. Authorities say their investigation shows Pogreba was likely the intruder. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office says the owner of the cabin is related to Jonathan Pogreba and does not live in Trempealeau County.

According to a release, a small amount of blood was found at the cabin so Pogreba may be injured. A note was also left that is believed to have come from Jonathan. The note said he took the plates off the white BMW that he was driving and would be traveling to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota where he would leave the car and move out on foot.

Officials said Pogreba’s credit card was used in Mauston, WI and they are investigating his recent financial purchases. 

A warrant has been issued in Waukesha County for his arrest on charges of second-degree endangering safety, disorderly conduct, and battery. A criminal complaint says the 43-year-old Pogreba pointed a gun at his wife and assaulted her.

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