Wanted man taken into custody
FOR HUB CITY TIMES
MARSHFIELD — After several failed attempts, a Chili man is in custody on a firearms-related warrant and pending domestic abuse and stalking charges.
According to a Marshfield Police Department news release, Stephen Stewart, 50, was apprehended at his Chili residence at approximately 3:25 p.m. on Aug. 10, by members of Special Response teams from Sheriff’s departments in Wood and Clark counties and the Marshfield Police Department.
Previous attempts to apprehend Stewart were called off by Marshfield police and Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies, because of those vehicle pursuits posing risks to the public, including the most recent attempt by officers in Marshfield on the night of Aug. 7.
The Special Response teams were assisted by the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department’s Tactical EMS unit and the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department.
Charges against Stewart are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s office.
Stewart had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for a firearm surrender hearing in Wood County. In addition, he had pending charges from several incidents in the city of Marshfield, relating to Domestic Abuse – including three counts of stalking, two counts of knowingly violating a domestic abuse injunction, harassment, disorderly conduct, fleeing an officer and reckless driving.