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Armed fugitive captured Monday in northwest Wisconsin

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UPDATE:  Dunn and Barron County Sheriff's deputies, and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers apprehended Jared Brendel late Monday near Ridgeland after a ten mile long chase from the Dallas area and exchanging gunshots with officers.  He is expected to make an initial court appearance on the new charges yet this week.

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DALLAS, WI (WTAQ) - An armed fugitive who's been the subject of a manhunt in northwest Wisconsin was identified Tuesday as 32-year-old Jared Brendel of Barron.  

He's wanted for fleeing police, and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.  

Barron County sheriff's officials said they tried stopping Brendel last Friday night near Dallas -- and he led officers on a chase for about 15 minutes before the vehicle crashed in a ditch. He fled on foot, and officers could not find him.  

Monday evening, deputies were told that Brendel was seen with a gun outside a house near Dallas. A truck he was driving was later found stuck in a field.  

SWAT teams and a State Patrol aircraft then joined area sheriff's officers on a manhunt in what officials called rough, swampy terrain. Brendel was still at large at last word. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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