UPDATE: Name released in Jackson Co. pursuit arrest

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (MEDIA RELEASE) -- On Monday, May 27, 2019 at about 5:30 PM Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s along with the Black River Falls Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol were involved in a vehicle pursuit in the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County Wisconsin with a vehicle that was reported stolen. The stolen vehicle had been involved in two vehicle pursuits in Eau Claire County prior to being located in the City of Black River Falls.

The vehicle crashed near N. 8th Street in the City of Black River Falls and the driver, later identified as Quentin D. Labansky (21 years old) from Reedsburg, WI, fled on foot. Labansky then entered an apartment complex where he fired several shots. Law enforcement engaged Labansky in gunfire but Labansky fled.

It has been reported that Labansky then attempted to gain entry into several residences and vehicles before stealing a bicycle and attempting to elude law enforcement. Labansky then entered an occupied residence and threatened the occupants with a firearm. Labansky was confronted by law enforcement again where a second exchange of gunfire occurred.

Labansky was taken into custody by law enforcement and remains in the Jackson County Jail. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. This is all the information we are prepared to release at this time.


On Monday, May 27, 2019 at about 5:30 PM Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff’s along with Black River Falls Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol were involved in a vehicle pursuit in the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County Wisconsin with a vehicle that was reported stolen. The driver of the vehicle crashed and fled on foot with a firearm.

The suspect appeared to have attempted to gain entry into several homes and vehicles before a second confrontation with law enforcement took place. The suspect was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Law enforcement are currently working on several scenes in the City of Black River Falls and want to thank the citizens for their patience with our investigation. There is no threat to the public at this time.

This case remains open and under investigation. This is all the information we are prepared to release at this time.