FDL Man Taken Into Custody in Dodge County

A 35-year-old Fond du Lac man
that was the subject of a manhunt in Dodge County Thursday has been taken into
custody. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says they received information that
led to the arrest of Richard Erdman Thursday night around 9 pm. Erdman was
taken into custody without incident.


Just before 8:30 AM Thursday
the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to make contact with Erdman at
the Royal Oaks Motel on State Highway 33 in the Town of Hubbard. Erdman was
wanted on multiple Felony warrants. Erdman fled the motel into an adjacent
marsh. Numerous law enforcement officers responded to set up a perimeter in an
attempt to locate the fleeing individual.


Although an extensive search began using
Wisconsin State Patrol aircraft equipped with cameras, media helicopters
hindered the safe operation of the State Patrol aircraft and they were forced
to abandon their search. The sheriff’s office and other agencies continued the
search using drones and K9 units, but were unable to locate Erdman and called
off the search.


Assisting in the search were Wisconsin Emergency
Management, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,
Horicon Police Department, Beaver Dam Police Department, Columbus Fire
Department, Horicon Fire Department, Watertown Fire Department and the
Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office.