Authorities Capture Suspect Off Holtgrewe Road
A suspect who fled on foot into a wooded area off Diener Road early Tuesday afternoon was arrested a short time later hiding outside a home on Holtgrewe Road, west of Pottery Road.
As a precaution, all schools in the city and churches in the area were locked down while officers searched for the man.
The man, who was not identified, drove to the dead end of Diener and abandoned his vehicle after a deputy sheriff attempted to stop him for a traffic offense, according to reports.
In the initial report, the man was reported to be wearing camouflage and carrying a long gun. When he was finally arrested shortly after 1 p.m., he did not have a weapon.
Deputies were searching the area for the gun.
Sheriff Gary Toelke said the deputy attempted to stop the suspect on Highway A for careless and imprudent driving and the suspect fled to Pottery Road, then down Diener.
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