WESTON, Wis. (WSAW) – A man was arrested Tuesday evening right after an armed robbery at Aspirus and theft in Wausau prompted a higher-speed chase and standoff in Weston.
According to a news release from the Wausau Police Division, Marathon County dispatch received a get in touch with for an armed robbery and theft of an Aspirus transport van from Aspirus Wausau Hospital at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday.
The caller reported to police that an adult male entered an occupied Aspirus transport van, showed a handgun, and produced demands of the driver. The driver, an Aspirus employee, was capable to leave the automobile without having becoming physically harmed. The suspect then stole the van.
At 7:30 p.m., dispatch received a second get in touch with of a stolen automobile from a household on the 1500 block of West Knox Street in Wausau.
That named reported to police that an adult male entered the household, stated he had a gun, and took keys to the homeowner’s automobile. The suspect stole the homeowner’s automobile and left an abandoned Aspirus transport van in the homeowner’s driveway.
At 7:55 PM, investigatory say a deputy with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Workplace discovered the stolen automobile traveling east on Highway 29 from US-51. The automobile failed to cease and prompted a higher-speed chase reaching speeds of additional than one hundred miles per hour.
Deputies stated the suspect, later identified as Brand Biller, 30, left the roadway on East Everest Avenue, close to Neighborhood Center Drive in Weston.
Deputies stated a lieutenant with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Workplace followed and pinned the suspect automobile against a tree, disabling the stolen automobile.
Following the automobile was disabled, there was a standoff for about 50 minutes. Investigators stated the suspect remained in the automobile, had a firearm, and threatened to commit suicide.
The Marathon County lieutenant on the scene deescalated the predicament and convinced him to surrender without having additional incident.
Biller was arrested and transported to the Marathon County Jail. Deputies stated there had been 3 warrants for Biller’s arrest via the Wisconsin Division of Corrections, the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Workplace, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Workplace.
On the net court records show Biller is charged in Outagamie County with taking a automobile without having consent and use of force, hit-and-run involving injury, and possession of narcotics. The only open charge in Winnebago County is operating with a revoked licensed but he has a prior conviction in 2016 of manufacturing/delivering heroin.
According to the criminal complaint in Outagamie County, Brand was involved in a crash in Grand Chute and fled. Police determined the automobile belonged to a regional lady, who stated her ex-boyfriend, Brand Biller, was driving it. Police say Brand stole a automobile a brief time later and drove to Appleton, exactly where he stole a further automobile from the garage of a household.
The Wausau Police Division and Marathon County Sheriff’s Workplace will be recommending charges of armed Robbery, Burglary, Operating a Automobile without having Owner’s Consent, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Fleeing an Officer.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are probably.
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