1 in Custody Following Langlade Co. Chase and Standoff

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 42-year-old Antigo man has now been charged after he's accused of leading deputies on two high speed chases and threatening to shoot law enforcement officers.

Langlade County Sheriff's Bill Greening tells NewsChannel 7 dispatch received a call around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday 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 he 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 stand off ended around 2:30 a.m.

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's expected to return to court June 16.

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