UPDATE: Wanted Man Now In Custody

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
The Lincoln County Sheriff

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department seeking information on Dustin Carl Elsholtz. He is 27 years old. He stands 5’9, and weighs 160 pounds.


UPDATE: Mon., Oct. 7, 2013. 8:39 a.m.

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies and Merrill Police officers took Dustin Carl Elsholtz into custody on Sunday evening, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on a man that they say fled from Deputies on foot during a traffic stop on Thursday. See the Press Release from the Sheriff's Department below.

"The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a convicted felon who is wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and is being sought as a person of interest in burglaries and thefts in Lincoln County.

Dustin Carl Elsholtz (El-Schultz) age 27 years old, he stands 5’9, weighs 160 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. He has tattoos on both upper arms and on his chest.

Elsholtz had a warrant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating terms of his probation on September 9th, and Deputies in Lincoln County would like to speak to him regarding property crimes in the Merrill area dating back to August.

On Thursday evening a Merrill Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Elsholtz was a passenger on Airport Rd north of Taylor Street but Elsholtz fled into the woods.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Dustin Carl Elsholtz you are asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Elsholtz should be considered dangerous and should not be approached, contact your local law enforcement agency."

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