High-speed chase ends in accident, arrest
A press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office
NEILLSVILLE — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office with the Loyal Police Department has arrested Eric M. Sutton, 45 years old, and Brittany A. Sather, 28 years old, after their vehicle crashed into another vehicle on State Highway 13 north of Spencer.
On Dec. 24 at about 9:54 p.m., the Loyal Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding. The operator, Sutton, refused to stop and increased speed in an attempt to get away.
The Loyal Police Department followed the vehicle on several township roads until it eventually stopped in the city of Spencer. When a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived to assist the Loyal officer, the vehicle drove away.
Sutton drove through Spencer, turned north on State Highway 13, and increased his speed to over 100 mph. While Sutton was driving north, he crashed into another vehicle going north near Century Road. The car that was struck went into the west ditch while Sutton’s vehicle slowly came to rest and stopped near a driveway on the east side of the road. The operator of the vehicle Sutton hit was unharmed.
Sutton got out of the car when it stopped, raised his hands, and appeared to give up. He was placed into custody by the officers following them. The passenger of the vehicle, Sather, ran as soon as the car stopped to a nearby residence and hid under some brush. Officers found her by following her footprints in the snow. After the two were arrested, officers noticed a loaded handgun in the vehicle.
Sutton had several warrants for his arrest and was arrested for operating while under the influence, seventh offense; possession of a firearm by a felon; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of THC; carrying a concealed weapon; and eluding an officer. Sather was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Both Sutton and Sather are currently in the Clark County Jail awaiting their initial appearance in court.
Investigation of bullet holes in rural Amish school
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of someone shooting at a rural Amish school in Clark County. The school is located north of State Highway 73 on County Highway W in the township of Grant.
Area residents reported to the sheriff’s office that someone is shooting at the school during the evening hours when no one is there. The last time it occurred was on Nov. 25 around 9 p.m.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in solving the case. If you know any information about who is shooting at the school, please call Capt. Ramberg at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, 715-743-3157.