UPDATE: Suspect in Langlade Co. Chase to Undergo Competency Exam

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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A 42-year-old Antigo man charged with leading deputies on two high speed chases and threatening to shoot law enforcement officers will undergo a competency exam.

Langlade County Sheriff's Bill Greening said on June 10 dispatch received a call around 9:40 p.m. from a concerned family member saying a man left the residence with two firearms following an argument. The suspect reportedly sent the family member a text message saying he'd go down in a shootout with police.

Investigators say Perry Henke lead them on two high speed chase. Stop sticks were deployed, puncturing two tires on Henke's pick-up. The sheriff's said Henke continued for a few more miles before eventually coming to a stop.

Langlade County's Special Response Team responded to County Road F and Meadow Lane along with armored vehicles from Oneida and Marathon counties. The standoff ended five hours later.

Sheriff Greening said the only shot fired was by the suspect at his home. No one was injured.

The Henke remains in custody. He's charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, fleeing an officer, and resisting arrest. He has already pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. He'll return to court on Sept. 29 for a clerical court appearance.

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