Police arrested Green Lake County resident Shawn Wheeler Monday in Waupun after he evaded police in a stolen 2016 Chevrolet truck.
The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday night around 8:17 p.m. regarding the welfare of Wheeler, according to a press release.
Police made contact with Wheeler on a roadway in the village of Kingston, Chief Deputy Matthew Vande Kolk said.
A sheriff’s deputy made verbal contact but Wheeler refused to stop and left the deputy’s location in the 2016 Chevy, Vande Kolk said.
A warrant had been issued for Wheeler's arrest through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, so the deputy began pursuing the vehicle, which resulted in a chase that covered about eight miles in the towns of Kingston and Salemville, according to police.
“The suspect entered a field and subsequently evaded the pursuing deputy,” Vande Kolk said. “The suspect escaped the area and his location was unknown for about 30 minutes.”
Soon after the chase, police say the owners of the vehicle worked with On-Star in reporting the vehicle stolen. The Chevy was subsequently shut down by On-Star and located in the city of Waupun.
Police responded to the A&W parking lot in Waupun, where law enforcement say Wheeler surrendered “without incident.”
“The suspect was taken into custody and is currently being held at the Green Lake County Correctional Facility,” Vande Kolk said, noting the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office says the arrest occurred with the assistance of the Waupun Police Department, the Beaver Dam Police Department, the Fond Du Lac County Sheriff's Office and the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.