2 men arrested, 1 man at large after early morning chase in Dunn County
The men are suspects in several burglaries in Eau Claire and Menomonie, according to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is providing more details about three suspects, including two who have been arrested, who were involved in a chase after deputies began investigating a burglary.
In a release Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said that 42-year-old Miltiano Johnson of St. Louis and 32-year-old Anthony Jordan of Florissant, Mo. were arrested early Thursday morning. A third suspect, described as a black man approximately 5′10″ to 6′ tall and around 190 pounds last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a white emblem or lettering on the back, is still at large.
The Sheriff’s Office said the Menomonie Police Department was investigating a burglary after responding to a burglary alarm at a business in the Red Cedar Plaza at 1:23 a.m., near Exit 41 on Interstate 94, while deputies with the Sheriff’s Office searched for the suspect vehicle or vehicles. At 2:20 a.m., the Eau Claire County Communications Center reported another business burglary in the City of Eau Claire near I-94. A vehicle matching the description given by Eau Claire County was seen on I-94 near mile marker 55 in the Town of Elk Mound in Dunn County.
When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped off, leading law enforcement on a chase that exceeded 100mph. Stop sticks were used on the vehicle near mile marker 43 before the vehicle crashed in the ditch near Exit 41, and all three suspects left the vehicle. K-9s from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Eau Claire Police Department were used to help find two of the suspects, including the driver, in a heavily-wooded area north of I-94 and west of Highway 25. The suspects were taken to the Dunn County Jail.
The Sheriff’s Office said that criminal charges are expected for all three suspects, and the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 715-232-1348 or 1-800-459-2939. Anonymous tips can be submitted at 1-855-TIP-DUNN (847-3866).
Assisting the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Menomonie Police Department were the Eau Claire Police Department, Maple Grove (Minn.) Police Department, UW-Stout Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office says two men have been arrested and one man is at large after an early morning chase in Dunn County Thursday.
Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said that around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies saw a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle suspected to be used in several burglaries in Eau Claire and Menomonie.
Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off, leading to a chase that ended near the Lake Menomin Bridge when law enforcement used stop sticks to disable the vehicle. All three men that were in the vehicle fled on foot. Two were arrested and taken to the Dunn County Jail.
The Menomonie Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to a report of a burglary at a business on Menomonie’s north side, describing the incident as a “smash and grab.” The Police Department said that if anyone notices something suspicious to report it at 715-232-1283.
Neither law enforcement agency provided names of the men arrested or of the at-large suspect.
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