Six arrested after armed burglary and vehicle pursuit
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – Six individuals were arrested after an armed burglary and vehicle pursuit in the town of Quincy.
On June 12, shortly after 2:30 p.m., Adams County deputies responded to the 2400 block of 18th Avenue for a reported burglary in progress.
“Deputies arrived in the area and attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, a white Ford Edge SUV, but the driver fled,” Sheriff Brent York said in a statement.
“A vehicle pursuit ensued through the area ultimately entering the camping area of Castle Rock County Park. The suspect vehicle became disabled in the park where 4 suspects from the car were detained. One other suspect later determined to be the driver was found walking away and one additional suspect was pointed out by other campers. Both were detained.
“The investigation revealed a firearm and ammunition taken during the burglary were thrown from the suspect vehicle during the pursuit. The firearm and ammunition were recovered and seized by officers. The suspect vehicle was impounded by the sheriff’s office.
“The investigation determined that the victim knew one of the suspects.”
Six individuals were arrested regarding this incident and are being held for court appearances. The sheriff’s office has requested charges from the Adams County District Attorney for Jamieson W. Patterson , 27, of Lake Delton, for burglary while armed, operating while intoxicated first offense, fleeing/eluding an officer, recklessly endangering safety, criminal damage to property, bail jumping – three counts, and resisting/obstructing an officer.
Charges will be filed for Byron C. Thundercloud, 24, of Baraboo, for burglary while armed, criminal damage to property, and bail jumping.
The sheriff’s office is also requesting charges for Ariana K. Cloud, 30, of Lake Delton, for burglary while armed/party to a crime, criminal damage to property/party to a crime, and resisting/obstructing an officer; Benjamin F. Hopinkah, 27, of Wisconsin Rapids, for burglary while armed and criminal damage to property; Erika M. Houghton, 23, Wisconsin Dells, for burglary while armed/party to a crime and criminal damage to property/party to a crime; and Evelyn V. Funmaker, 24, Wisconsin Dells, for burglary while armed/party to a crime and criminal damage to property/party to a crime.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the city of Adams Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
No additional information is being released at this time.