Jackson deputies arrest man who had eluded Osseo police hiding in attic

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A Jackson County sheriff car blocks a street as deputies and state troopers try to persuade Mikel Koller to come out of a Merillan house where he was hiding. Jackson County Sheriffs Office photo)

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) — Jackson County deputies arrested Mikel Koller, 32, and another man today after finding them holed up in the attic of a home where they were hiding.

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Koller had fled Osseo police on foot during a traffic stop at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Osseo police said. After the pursuit, Koller entered a residence in Osseo and fled the area in a stolen truck, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received information about 9 a.m. today that Koller had been seen at a gas station in the village of Merrillan, according to the release.
Deputies responded to the area, and Koller fled on foot. Shortly thereafter, Koller was seen entering a Merrillan residence. A homeowner confirmed that he was in the house and did not have permission to be there, according to the news release.
The Jackson County Emergency Response Team and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers contained the residence while a search warrant was drafted. Negotiations were attempted to get Koller to come out, but he refused, the release said.
Authorities entered the residence and found Koller 37-year-old David Eddy III in the attic, according to the news release.
Both were removed without incident, the sheriff’s report said.
Koller was arrested on a felony Department of Corrections warrant, along with charges of possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and criminal trespass. Koller has a felony probation warrant and obstructing charges from the Osseo Police Department.
Eddy was arrested for obstructing/resisting and a probation hold.


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Jackson County sheriffs and state patrol cars line the street where Mikel Koller was hiding in a house.