Rhinelander man wanted in Vilas County arrested after vehicle chase in Lincoln, Marathon counties
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – A Rhinelander man wanted in Vilas County was arrested after leading authorities on a vehicle chase in Lincoln and Marathon counties.
According to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, July 13, the Sheriff’s Office received information that an arrest warrant had been issued for a Rhinelander man, 40, after his bail had been revoked in a pending felony criminal matter in Vilas County. The criminal matter involved two counts of sexual assault of a child, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Vilas County Sheriff Joseph A. Fath informed the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office that the suspect had cut off and thrown away an electronic monitoring bracelet in Rhinelander.
A Lincoln County deputy spotted the man traveling on State Rd. 64 in the Town of Pine River at about 4 p.m. A traffic stop was attempted on U.S. Hwy. 51 south of Merrill.
The suspect fled, and the chase entered Marathon County, where authorities made several attempts to use tire deflation devices on the suspect’s vehicle before the suspect was stopped near mile marker 183.
“Speeds during the pursuit never exceeded 72 MPH, and traffic remained light to moderate,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.
The suspect was brought directly to a Vilas County deputy north of Tomahawk and turned over on the felony warrant. Additional charges related to the chase will be filed in Lincoln County court, the Sheriff’s Office said.