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Kenosha County Sheriff: Both suspects in custody following armed robbery, high speed chase

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 26, 2018

KENOSHA -- According to the Kenosha County Sheriff, both suspects wanted in connection with a manhunt in Bristol Wednesday morning are now in custody. 

Sheriff David Beth said the two men are believed to be behind an armed robbery at a Mount Pleasant gas station that happened late Tuesday night. 

Authorities chased the suspects, who were driving a stolen vehicle, to Bristol. 

The men ditched the stolen car after colliding with a Mount Pleasant Police Department squad car. Both ran from the scene. 

Beth said a nearby home owner called authorities around 4 a.m. Wednesday and reported firing a weapon at a man he believed was trying to break into his house. 

Beth said a man believed to be that suspect was taken into custody around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday after he was spotted riding a bicycle on I-94. 

Beth said the suspect was wounded, but couldn’t confirm it was a gunshot wound. 

The Sheriff said the man is wanted for attempted murder and attempted armed robbery in Illinois. 

At 11:52 a.m. Wednesday, the Sheriffs Office said the second suspect had also been arrested. 

Beth said that man, covered in mud, walked into a business near where the suspects ditched the stolen vehicle and asked to use the phone. 

The Sheriff said employees at that business called his office, and the man was taken into custody. 

“I was told he was not cooperating at all. We don’t even have a name for him yet,” Beth said on Wednesday afternoon. 

Beth said he plans to hand the case over to the District Attorney’s office for possible charges in the next couple of days. 

The Kenosha County District Attorney said he likely wouldn’t consider charges until after the Racine County DA decided on charges in connection with the armed robbery in Mount Pleasant.