Chippewa Co. chase suspect admits being involved in car thefts

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) -- During the early morning hours of Wednesday Sept. 3rd the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a motorist that had stopped for a vehicle in the ditch on STH 64 and CTH R in the Town of Cleveland. The Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Cornell Police Dept. to check on the vehicle as Deputies were busy with another incident.

The complainant had contact with a male subject who was later identified as Carlton D. Hamilton age 51 of Cameron Wi. When the complainant was attempting to assist Mr. Hamilton he took the complainants vehicle w/o permission and preceded W/B on STH 64. The Cornell officer was in close proximity when the vehicle left the scene and he attempted to stop the vehicle. Mr. Hamilton failed to stop and accelerated to excessive speeds to attempt to elude the officer. Chippewa County Deputy joined the pursuit just East of Bloomer on STH 64 and requested the Bloomer Police officer to deploy tire deflation device near the intersection of STH 64 and CTH F. After successful deployment of the tire deflation device Mr. Hamilton stopped and was taken into custody w/o incident.

Hamilton was arrested for Operating under the Influence, Knowingly Fleeing and Officer, and operating a vehicle W/O owners consent.

Mr. Hamilton was later interviewed by Chippewa County Investigators, Hamilton admitted involvement to two auto thefts that had been reported to Barron County Sheriff’s office.

Hamilton was issued a signature bond in Chippewa County Court. He was then transported to Barron County for two counts of Auto theft.

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