Barron man sentenced to prison on conviction of felony fleeing and possession of methamphetamine.

Online circuit court records show that a Barron man was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Barron County Circuit on December 7, 2017, for a conviction of Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Fleeing an Officer and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

DrydenWire.com reported on May 2, 2017, that Billy Daniels had been arrested by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department following a short pursuit after Daniels failed to stop for a Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy.

A press release issued by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department on May 2, 2017, stated that a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle west of Chetek for a traffic violation. The vehicle did not stop but instead increased it’s speed and traveled into the city of Chetek, WI. When the vehicle did stop, the driver and passenger fled on foot. Deputies were able to apprehend the driver, who was identified as Billy Daniels, but the passenger escaped arrest.  It is unknown to DrydenWire.com if the passenger was ever located or charged. 

Daniels was charged with Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Fleeing an Officer and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Class H Felony Bail Jumping-Felony. At a plea hearing on July 21, 2017, Daniels entered a plea of guilty to the charges of Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Fleeing an Officer and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. The charge of Class H Felony Bail Jumping-Felony was dismissed.

According to online circuit court records, at his December 7 hearing, Daniels also received additional sentencing for 2 cases from 2014 in which his probation was revoked. Daniels is to serve 18 months in prison for these previous convictions for Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs, and Class H Felony Bail Jumping-Felony. These sentences will be served concurrently with his new prison sentence. 

Online circuit court records also indicate that there is an open case in Polk County Circuit Court, charging Daniels with Class F Felony Burglary and Misdemeanor Theft of Movable Property. Daniels is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges later this week.



Police: One Arrested, Another At Large After Chase in Barron County

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | BCSD l Press Release

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:56 a.m., a Barron County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on 22 3⁄4 Street west of Chetek for a traffic violation. The vehicle increased its speed and failed to stop for the deputy and a short chase ensued into the City of Chetek and came to a stop in a yard on Banks St. 

The driver and passenger in the car fled on foot and the deputy was able to apprehend the driver. The driver was identified as Billy J Daniels, 41 of Chetek. The passenger is still at large and his identity is unknown at this time. 

Daniels is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Fleeing an Officer, Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bail Jumping and several outstanding warrants. 

Anyone with information as to who the other occupant of this vehicle was should contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department at 715-537-3106. 

Special thanks go out to the Chetek Police Department and the Cameron Police Department for their assistance with this call. 

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff



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