Fleeing suspect in custody
A 27 year old male who had reportedly resisted arrest and fled from Lincoln County deputies this morning, has been apprehended.
According to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, in the early morning hours of Thursday August 6th, a Lincoln County deputy, with the assistance of an Oneida County deputy, conducted a traffic stop in the township of Bradley near CTH A.
During the stop, 27 year old Steven J. Morris reportedly fled on foot across an open field.
Morris was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office due to having numerous outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.
Another officer attempted to drive around the field to head off the fleeing Morris. During an attempt to take Morris into custody, the officer was injured and Morris fled into a nearby wooded area.
An extensive aerial, ground and perimeter search for Morris was conducted with this assistance of Officers ‘Vali” and ‘Eros’ of the Merrill and Tomahawk Police k9 units, personnel from the Langlade, Lincoln and Oneida County Sheriff’s Offices, Wisconsin State Patrol and Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation.
After several hours of intensive search efforts, Morris was located inside a seasonal cabin which he had broken into. Morris was subsequently taken into custody and transported to Ministry-Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk for medical clearance before being transported to the Lincoln County Jail on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.