A vehicle chase took place across the Wisconsin-Minnesota border on Thursday evening, resulting in the arrest of a man and a woman.
On December 21, law enforcement arrested Jonathon Olson, a 32-year-old resident of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. The arrest came after Olson failed to comply with a traffic stop and subsequently fled from the authorities. Additionally, Christina Fetzer, a 26-year-old individual from Nelson, Wisconsin, was also apprehended for obstructing the investigation.
A vehicle was pulled over by a deputy from the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office on December 21, around 9 p.m. The reason for the stop was the vehicle’s speeding and failure to stay in the correct lane on STH 25 in the Town of Nelson, as stated in a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Olson, the driver, did not stop when the deputy tried to pull him over. The deputy then initiated a pursuit. Olson proceeded onto STH 25 and the pursuit was taken over by law enforcement from Minnesota when he crossed into Minnesota. Eventually, Olson fled back into Wisconsin, and law enforcement from both states continued to chase him through the Village of Nelson, the Town of Nelson, and the Town of Maxville.
The Chief Deputy of Pepin County successfully disabled the vehicle by deploying a tire deflation device.
Olson ventured into a vast cornfield, where he left the vehicle concealed amidst the dense foliage of a wooded area. He swiftly absconded on foot, prompting an extensive manhunt conducted by deputies from various sheriff’s offices and police departments. Utilizing the assistance of a K-9 unit and a drone, they scoured the area for any sign of the fleeing suspect.
Olson was apprehended approximately one hour later in the vicinity of Spring Creek Road, located in the Town of Maxville.
Fetzer was discovered in a vehicle off Spring Creek Road during the incident and subsequently apprehended. The Buffalo County District Attorney’s office will be handling her case for impeding the investigation into the search for Olson.
Olson got arrested and was handed over to the Buffalo County DA’s office for multiple charges, including fleeing from an officer, possessing methamphetamine with the intention to distribute, possessing THC, possessing drug paraphernalia, and driving with a revoked license. Additionally, since Olson was already out on bond during the incident, a charge of bail jumping was also brought against them.
No injuries were reported from the incident.
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