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Two arrested after police chase across Walworth, Rock counties

Walworth County Sheriff
Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 15:44:38-04

ELKHORN, Wis. — Two suspects are in custody after authorities say they took deputies on a police chase across Walworth and Rock counties, stole a vehicle, and crashed into a deputy's squad car before being arrested Thursday morning.

The 36-year-old and the 32-year-old suspects were taken into custody at the Rock County Jail.

According to a statement provided by the Walworth County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was reported to be occupied by two suspects who were considered armed and dangerous. The vehicle was wanted in a series of burglaries.

At 5:22 a.m. an officer with the Village of Walworth Police Department located a vehicle matching the description of the suspects near the Village Square.

The deputy arrived in the area to initiate a traffic stop in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The suspects fled, increasing their speed to 100 miles per hour to elude deputies. Spiked Stop Sticks were deployed in an attempt to stop the fleeing vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

The suspects fled through farm fields and abandoned their vehicle. They then stole another vehicle from a local landscape company. The suspects rammed a Rock County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. The vehicle was finally stopped near Bradford Town Hall and O'Riley roads in the Town of Bradford, Rock County.

If you have direct knowledge of the incident, you are asked to contact either the Rock County Sheriff's Office or the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

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