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UPDATE: Chippewa Co. authorities identify suspect in high speed chase

Chippewa Co. (WQOW) - UPDATE: Chippewa Co. authorities have identified the subject of the high speed chase through Chippewa and Rusk counties.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says Jason Bremer, 27, from Sheldon, is under observation at St. Joseph's Hospital. Authorities expect to take him into custody later Thursday night.
Chippewa Co. (WQOW) - A high speed chase ended Thursday morning in Chippewa County when the fleeing vehicle crashed and rolled near Lake Holcombe. 

It started around 9:30 a.m., when Rusk County officials notified the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office that they were pursuing a man in connection with a domestic dispute. Speeds were in excess of 100 miles an hour. Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says his department was informed the man indicated he had a gun and would shoot himself and anyone who got in his way. Kowalczyk says shortly before the crash, the suspect's vehicle collided with a Rusk County squad. A deputy then indicated that shots had been fired. No one was hit by gunfire and the suspect sustained minor injuries in the crash.

He has been arrested and an investigation is underway.

Highway 27 is closed in both directions right now in that area, between 270th Avenue and 295th Avenue.


Chippewa Co. (News Release) - At 9:29 a.m. Thursday morning, the Rusk County Sheriff's Department requested assistance in regard to a vehicle pursuit that their Patrol Division was involved in approaching the Chippewa County Line south of the Village of Sheldon, WI. The Rusk County Deputies indicated that speeds over 100 miles per hour were taking place during the pursuit.
The pursuit was monitored by Chippewa County Communications Center and officers from Chippewa County were dispatched to assist. Information provided by Rusk County Deputies was that the individual was armed and threatening to shoot himself and whoever was interfering.
The pursuit continued on CTH D in Rusk County to S-HWY 27, the Rusk County Deputies then advised Chippewa County that they were entering Chippewa County and requested the Chippewa County Sheriff's Deputies to apply stop sticks to disable the south bound vehicle.
The pursued vehicle traveling south bound on S-HWY 27 then approached a Chippewa County Squad who was parked on the east shoulder of S-HWY 27. Prior to passing our squad the vehicle turned around and headed back north of S-HWY 27 entering the east ditch and eventually driving out. The vehicle was then disabled when it struck or was struck by the pursuing Rusk County Squad. The vehicle then overturned in the east ditch and the fleeing subject was apprehended.
The investigation of the incident is continuing with the assistance of Detectives from the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department along with the Wisconsin State Patrol.
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