Three People Run from Officers in Wisconsin Rapids

In the City of Wisconsin Rapids, it is unusual for people to try to evade the police. Monday, however, was quite the exception as three people involved in two separate vehicle stops all ran from officers.

The first began Monday afternoon when a 24-year-old man was stopped on suspicion of shoplifting. He ran from an officer, but was apprehended after a two minute foot pursuit.

Less than one hour later, Wood County Sheriff's Deputies pulled over a vehicle who's owner faced multiple warrants. The driver as well as a passenger both escaped the vehicle.

Besides the fact that all who escaped were later captured, the other aspect that both these cases have in common is the fact that all had warrants out for their arrest.

The fact that everyone was caught proves that it never pays to run from the law.

"The biggest thing is for people to take responsibility for their actions and accountability for what has already taken place. Any number of circumstances could have led to the warrants for their arrest, a missed payment, a missed court date, or maybe a mistake in judgment or criminal act, however that can't be undone until they turn themselves in." says Lt. Quentin Ellis of the Wood County Sheriff's Department.

All who ran from officers are now in custody and are facing additional charges.


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