BARRON COUNTY — Two people were apprehended following a standoff with law enforcement in Barron County, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Monday, February 7, 2022, at about 8:00 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff Department was requested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department to check an address on 6th Ave in our county near Clayton. This was in regards to a domestic type incident where a firearm was used and fired at a car and residence.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department arrived at this residence and no one would come to the door and the suspect and possible victim’s vehicle were both at the scene. There was movement in the house but no one would answer the door. The Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team responded to the scene and negotiations took place for over four hours before one male subject exited the residence. This was the owner, who stated no one else was in the house.

Based on information obtained and observed, we believed there to be at least two additional people in the residence. While Polk County obtained a search warrant, negotiations continued, a male subject exited the house; the suspect that Polk County was searching for, and was taken into custody without incident. Again we were informed no one else was in the house.

The Barron/Rusk Entry Team along with Rusk County K-9 Boone made entry into the house. Several announcements were made both outside and inside the house for anyone inside to come out. No one responded. K-9 Boone located a female hiding in an attic crawl space and apprehended this person. She was treated for a minor bite wound on her leg and was taken into custody on three felony warrants for her arrest.

This case is being handled by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the warrants are being taken care of by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office.

The Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team was assisted in this seven-hour call out by the WI State Patrol, WI DNR, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


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