BARRON COUNTY -- One male subject is in custody today after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

According to authorities, the male subject, identified as William R. Souter of Shell Lake, allegedly stole a vehicle at or near a Shell Lake business. Local law enforcement notified other city and county agencies of the alleged theft.

At 11:57 A.M., Barron County Dispatch received notification by Washburn County advising that a vehicle had allegedly been stolen.

Souter was subsequently spotted in the Cumberland area shortly thereafter.

Sources tell that Souter was also involved in a hit-and-run in the Cumberland area before allegedly fleeing on foot where a search for Souter ensued. The details of that search are unknown to at this time, however, authorities have confirmed to us that Souter was apprehended and is currently in custody.

According to public record, Souter has been booked into the Barron County Jail on charges of Hit & Run and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer.

Although no charges have been filed at the time of this post in Washburn County Circuit Court, the Barron County Dispatch Log indicates that Souter may be facing charges of Operating a Vehicle Without Owner's Consent relating to the theft of a vehicle in Shell Lake, WI. will update this post when more information becomes available.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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