Manhunt For Waupun Cop Underway In Barron County

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 6:13 am

A manhunt is underway in Barron county as it appears a former law enforcement officer has now become a fugitive.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald tells WEAU that Bradley Young, a cop from Waupun, is wanted for burglary and stealing a pickup truck.

Young has apparently been eluding officers since Monday evening. WEAU reports that a high speed chase ended last night when Young took off on foot into the wooded area west of Rice Lake.

Deputies, local police officers, the SWAT team and even a plane were called in to help with the search, and apparently some homes within a one-square mile radius were even evacuated.

The search continues. The police are telling people with a home in the area to keep their doors locked. Police also say should anyone see or hear anything suspicious to call 911.

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