Chase Ends with Manhunt in Park

Paul Hendler led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase on the interstate and through Wausau's city streets early Monday morning.

The chase started in Mosinee after police say Hendler attempted to break-in to his ex-wife's house. He fled police and was clocked traveling 99 mph on the interstate heading toward Wausau.

Hendler exited onto Sherman Street and drove toward Marathon Park at nearly 60 mph.

According to the criminal complaint, Hendler crashed his car just south of the park and jumped the fence.

Sheriff's Deputies, Wausau and Everest Metro Police searched the park for Hendler, but couldn't find him. They left the park and waited for him to leave.

Hendler tried to sneak out of the east side of the park, but Everest Metro Police were waiting in unmarked cars.

Hendler wouldn't surrender and managed to get in the passenger side of the police van, and then get behind the wheel.

Police say Hendler rammed the van into the unmarked car, facing the van. Hendler later surrendered.

He is charged with nine charges, including felony bail jumping and operating a vehicle under the influence.

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