UPDATE: Two more arrests made in Barron Co. home invasions

Courtesy: Barron County Sheriff’s Department
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BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- Four males have now been arrested for Barron County home invasions.

The Barron County Sheriff's Department says two others were taken into custody: Tyler Rognholt, 17 of Cameron, and Jonah Blake, 20 of Cumberland.

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators have made arrests in the home invasion cases in Barron County.

Zach Schwanke, 17 of Barron, and Ricky Gjerseth, 17 of Black River Falls, were taken into custody and are currently being held in the Barron County Jail.

Deputies are currently looking for the whereabouts of Tyler Rognholt, 17 of Cameron, and Jonah Blake, 20 of Cumberland, in connection with the area home invasions. Anyone with information on the location of Rognholt and Blake should contact 911.

According to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the first invasion happened in the 300 block of East Birch Avenue in Barron Tuesday evening. Deputies say four males wearing masks, and carrying guns and bats, entered an apartment and held someone at gunpoint while they took several items from the apartment. Deputies say the suspects then fled the scene.

About 45 minutes later, Chetek police were called to a report of a home invasion. Chetek Police say three males enter a house and held the people in the home at gunpoint and took several items from the home. During that invasion, a person in the house was hit with a bat as he tried to tackle one of the invaders.

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