Wautoma man in jail following Adams County pursuit
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – A Wautoma man is in Adams County Jail after sending deputies on a high-speed chase through the county.
“At approximately 2:13 a.m. on April 13, 2021, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office was notified that deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office were…on a traffic stop with a wanted suspect out of Waushara County. The suspect was identified as Trace D. Russell, 18, of Wautoma, WI. Trace was wanted on several charges out of Waushara County and was believed to be armed,” a release from Sheriff Brent York stated.
“The vehicle fled from the traffic stop in Marquette County and entered Adams County traveling westbound on STH 82. The vehicle then traveled north on CTH G and then westbound on CTH A reaching speeds of approximately 100 mph.
“The Adams County Sheriff’s Office deployed spike strips on CTH A that were avoided by the suspect. The suspect then traveled westbound on CTH A until reaching STH 13. The pursuit continued northbound on STH 13 through the city of Adams.”
Deputies deployed spike strips near the intersection of State Highway 13 and County Road J. The vehicle continued northbound until entering the in the 1800 block of STH 13, where it struck several trees before getting wedged.
The driver then fled on foot.
“A perimeter was established and assistance from multiple agencies was requested,” the release added. “At approximately 7:52 a.m., while canvassing the area, deputies observed a male subject matching the description of Trace flee from a residence in the 1100 block of Czech Dr PVT which he did not have consent to be in.
“Trace entered the nearby wooded area and a perimeter was established. Commands were given to Trace to exit the wooded area which he complied.”
Russell was taken into custody without incident and was in possession of a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest. He was transported to Gunderson Moundview Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before being booked into the Adams County Jail.
Russell is being charged with criminal trespass to a dwelling, burglary while armed, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, knowingly fleeing an officer, and carrying a concealed weapon.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department, Town of Rome Police Department, City of Adams Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The incident is still under investigation.