DATE OF RELEASE: September 29, 2022 INCIDENT #: D22-01625 SUBJECT: Vehicle Pursuit - Burglary Suspects AUTHORIZED BY: Sheriff Kevin Bygd
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On September 29, 2022, at approximately 1:23 AM, the Menomonie Police Department was dispatched to a burglary alarm at a business in the Red Cedar Plaza, 2321 North Broadway, Menomonie, WI, near I-94 Exit 41. While officers investigated a burglary at that location, sheriffs’ deputies began checking the area for possible suspect vehicle(s). At 2:20 AM, Dunn County Sheriffs’ Deputies received information regarding a business burglary that had occurred in the City of Eau Claire also in the vicinity of I-94. Deputies received a suspect vehicle description from the Eau Claire Communications Center and within minutes located a matching vehicle westbound on I-94 near mile post 55 in the Township of Elk Mound, Dunn County.
At approximately 2:26 AM, deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but a vehicle pursuit began reaching speeds in excess of 100 MPH. Additional deputies successfully deployed tire-deflation devices near mile post 43 on I-94. The vehicle’s speed immediately was reduced, and it entered the ditch near exit 41 where three suspects fled on foot from the vehicle.
K9 teams from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Eau Claire Police Department responded to the stop location. At approximately 3:41, the vehicle operator and one passenger were arrested by officers in a heavily wooded area north of I-94 and west of Highway 25.
The suspects arrested in this case were identified as;
- Miltiano T. Johnson, 42-year-old male from St. Louis, MO
- Anthony Michael Jordan, 32-year-old male from Florissant, MO
The third suspect has not yet been apprehended by law enforcement and is described as a male/black, 5’10-6’0 tall, 190 lbs, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a white emblem or lettering on the back.