Manhunt For Waupun Cop Ends In Burnett County

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 4:01 am

The massive manhunt in northwest Wisconsin for a cop turned fugitive came to a close Tuesday evening. Just after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, police arrested 43-year old Bradley Young at a rural Burnett County home near Lake McKenzie.

WEAU reports the car Young had stolen in Barron County was discovered about a mile and a half away from the home Young was ultimately hiding in, and the discovery of that vehicle led police to the area. Officers arrested the former Waupun officer without incident west of Spooner in Burnett County. He was booked into the Burnett County Jail on theft charges. As officers from multiple agencies converged on the area, it’s being reported that Young called 911 and turned himself in.

It’s believed that the house Young was found in wasn’t his, and was owned by people who he didn’t know and was just unoccupied at the time.

Young is now facing a slew of charges including potential burglary charges in Burnett County and possible charges in Barron County of eluding an officer and theft of a motor vehicle, both of which are felonies. Young was previously wanted in Green Lake County for burglarizing a restaurant in Green Lake early Monday morning, the event which apparently started the whole fiasco.

Officers from Burnett Co., Barron Co., Douglas Co., Washburn Co. along with the DCI, WI DNR and Wisconsin State Patrol were all on scene when he was taken into custody Tuesday evening.


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