Stratford man arrested after threatening people with gun
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD –A Stratford man is in custody, after threatening people with a handgun inside a Marshfield residence.
On Feb. 7, shortly before 10 p.m., Marshfield officers responded to a call in the 800 block of East Harrison Street where a 19-year-old Stratford male was pointing a handgun at two people inside of the residence and threatening to kill them.
“The male suspect fled the residence prior to police arrival. Marshfield Police received additional information that the suspect went to a residence in the 1300 block of North Peach Avenue (a short distance away) and again pointed the handgun at a female at this address. The suspect again fled prior to police arrival. Area police continued to search for the suspect throughout the night and the following morning,” a Marshfield Police Department release stated.
The following morning, officers were informed that the suspect might be in route to Marshfield and a vehicle description was provided.
“At 8:59 a.m., Marshfield Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle pulled over in the 1900 block of North Peach Avenue. Officers communicated with the suspect for approximately 20 minutes but he would not comply and surrender. The suspect started driving away and officers attempted a pursuit intervention technique. The suspect ultimately crashed into a parked Marshfield Police squad and was then taken into custody. All the involved parties were acquainted with each other and these were not random acts,” the release added.
“Numerous charges will be forwarded to both the Wood County and Marathon County District Attorney’s offices.”