Jackson County Sheriff’s Office seeks man who shot at deputy, eluded capture after 15-hour standoff

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SPRINGFIELD, Wis. (WKBT) — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement units are searching for a 74-year-old man considered armed and dangerous after he fired at a Jackson deputy trying to serve a warrant Thursday night.
HughesThe deputy responded to a Kelly Road address at about 11:15 p.m. to serve a felony probation warrant to Gary G. Hughes, according to a Jackson sheriff’s news release.
When the deputy contacted Hughes at the residence, he told the deputy he would not go back to jail, brandished a firearm and fired shots at the deputy, the news release said.
The deputy got out of the residence safely and called for backup, at which time a 15-hour negotiation period and standoff began.
During the standoff, law enforcement evacuated other occupants of the residence.
After 15 hours, law enforcement entered the residence and discovered that Hughes had escaped.
Anyone with information regarding the incident or Hughes’ location should contact the Jackson County Dispatch Center at (715) 284-5357.
He is considered armed and dangerous, and nobody should approach him or attempt to apprehend him, according to the news release.
Agencies assisting Jackson County deputies included the Eau Claire County SWAT, La Crosse County Emergency Response Team, Wisconsin State Patrol,
Whitehall Police Department, Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office, Black River Falls Police Department, Taylor Fire and EMS and Black River Falls.