Pursuit In Fond du Lac Leads To One Arrest

A Wednesday morning pursuit has resulted in one person being arrested on numerous charges including Strangulation and Suffocation.

The Fond du Lac Police Department was called out Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 6:08 a.m. to a 9-1-1 call for assistance at an apartment complex in the 100 block of S. National Avenue, with initial information leading Officers to believe a physical domestic abuse incident had occurred and the suspect allegedly armed with a handgun.

FDLPD Officers learned that the suspect may be in the area of 15th Street and S. Main Street., and responded to the area, where they observed the suspect, a 21-year-old Fond du Lac resident, entering a vehicle.

FDLPD Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to pull over and instead, fled the scene.

The pursuit took officers through the southeast and southcentral portions of Fond du Lac, with speeds reaching nearly 65 MPH before FDLPD terminated the pursuit in the area of S. Main Street and 13th Street, back near the area the pursuit began.

FDLPD Officers were assisted by Fond du lac County Deputies in setting up a perimeter in the immediate area. Two (2) individuals were quickly located and detained. FDLPD Officers determined that one of the individuals was the suspect from the domestic abuse incident.

The other individual was identified as a 16-year-old Fond du Lac resident who was later released to family.

The 21-year-old Fond du Lac male was arrested on charges of Strangulation and Suffocation (Wis. State Statute 940.235, Class G Felony), Disorderly Conduct (Wis. State Statute 947.01, Class B Misdemeanor), Battery (Wis. State Statute 940.19(1), Class A Misdemeanor), and
Criminal Damage to Property (Wis. State Statute 943.01, Class A Misdemeanor).

The investigation into this incident and vehicle pursuit is at the preliminary stages and remains under active investigation. No further details or information are being released at this time. The City of Fond du Lac Police Department was assisted by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s