UPDATE: Teen Suspects in Aug. 28 Chase Released from Green Bay Dentention Center

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UPDATE: Mon 4:46 PM, Sept. 09, 2013

Due to an ongoing investigation into multi-county chase involving two teens, Clark County District Attorney Lyndsey Boon Brunette tells NewsChannel 7 she cannot comment on whether the teens will charged as adults because it's still an on-going investigation.

DA Boon Brunette said information will be limited as the case does involve juveniles.

UPDATE: Fri 5:10 PM, Sept. 06, 2013

Despite happening more than a week ago, there is still no new information regarding what potential charges two teens face after they're accused of shooting at a home, at a deputy's squad, and illegally driving a stolen vehicle from Dorchester to Green Bay.

The two teens, ages 13 and 15, were arrested August 28 in Green Bay. They were being held in a juvenile detention center there, but were released the next day.

Voicemails left for the Clark County District Attorney and Marathon Count District Attorney asking if the teens would be charged as adults, have not yet been returned.

UPDATE: Thur 3:02 PM, Aug 29, 2013

A 13-year-old and 15-year-old accused of leading officers on a multi-jurisdiction manhunt reportedly started after the teens shot at a home in Unity.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a woman reported she was in her kitchen when she heard a loud thump and found bullet holes in her wall. The woman called authorities who began to search for the suspects.

Officer did locate the suspect's vehicle, but the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said that when the teens shot at the officer's squad. The officer was not seriously injured, but did suffer minor injuries.

The Sheriff's Department said the initial investigation leads officers to believe the suspects targeted the village of Unity residence.

The two teens were taken into custody Wednesday night in Green Bay.

UPDATE: Thurs 12:57 PM, Aug 29, 2013

New details have been released following a chase that when through several counties Wednesday night and lasted several hours.

According Clark County Chief Deputy Jim Backus, investigators have seized the vehicle they believe the two teen suspects originally stole from a property near Abbotsford.

Chief Deputy Backus tells NewsChannel 7, at this time they believe the 15-year-old suspect was the driver. They say a preliminary investigation shows the 13-year-old was the passenger. They also believe the 13-year-old is the one that fired shots at an Abbotsford-Colby squad car.

NewsChannel 7 has been following this story since the very beginning and will continue to do so as more information is made available.

UPDATE: 8:15 a.m. Thurs., 08/29/13

Authorities in Green Bay confirm weapons were recovered from the scene after two teenage suspects were taken into custody late Wednesday night.

A report came in a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday of a stolen vehicle northeast of Abbotsford, according to Chief Deputy Jim Backus of the Clark County Sheriff's Department.

The caller told deputies weapons and ammunition were also stolen.

A Dorchester woman, who did not want to be identified, says she made the 911 call when the suspects drove past her.

"I recognized who they were and after they passed me a third time, I was on the phone with the cops telling them they were in town," the woman told NewsChannel 7.

The woman also claimed the teens told other boys in the neighborhood they were aren't afraid to use their weapons.

A short time later, a Clark County deputy found the vehicle and pulled them over, but during the stop, the teens fled leading to the pursuit.

During the chase, Chief Deputy Backus says the passenger in the car fired a rifle at a Colby-Abbotsford squad car. The pursuit continued to the Lublin area but at that point law enforcement lost track of the car.

Chief Deputy Backus says the teens then stole a second vehicle and headed to green bay where they were apprehended around midnight by local authorities as part of a multi-agency effort.

"It's just truly amazing the assistance that we're getting here and the willingness to do whatever they can do to help protect the public," Backus said.

NewsChannel 7 and wsaw.com will offer more updates as they become available.

UPDATE 12:31 am

Both boys police say led them on a high-speed chase, and fired shots at deputies, have been apprehended in Green Bay, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Department.

We have a reporter speaking with authorities on-scene, and will bring you the latest on Sunrise 7 and on WSAW.com this morning.


The search continues for 2 male juvenile who deputies say fired shots at them and then led them on a chase Wednesday evening.

Chief Deputy Jim Backus with the Clark County Sheriff's Department says it started this evening a little after 5 P.M. Wednesday.

Police say a report came in of a stolen vehicle northeast of Abbotsford. They were also told they weapons and ammunition were stolen.

A short time later, a Clark County deputy found the vehicle and pulled them over, but during the stop, the two juveniles took off and a chase began.

During the chase, Backus says the passenger in the car fired a rifle at a Colby/Abbotsford squad car that had joined the chase.
The chase continued to the Lublin area, which is west of Medford, but at that point law enforcement lost the car.

Backus says the juveniles then stole a second vehicle.

They are now asking people to be on the lookout for a 2003 green Chevrolet Silverado with a license plate of JZ 4315.

Backus says they have information that the boys may be headed to Green Bay, but that has not been confirmed.

They ask if you see the truck, please call your local law enforcement.

The Clark County Sheriff's Dept., Taylor County Sheriff's Dept, and Marathon County Sheriff's Dept. are all involved in the chase.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 and www.wsaw.com as we're continuing to follow this developing story.

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