Suspect in Green Co. overnight search located, arrested
YORK Twp., Wis. (WMTV) – For four hours Thursday morning, detectives with the Green Co. Sheriff’s Office spoke with the man who was the target of an overnight search and for whom a Green Alert had been issued Thursday morning, the Sheriff’s Office explained in an update about his arrest.
Early Thursday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office indicated Paul Anderson had been taken into custody. Upon his arrest, authorities canceled the green alert, which are issued for missing veterans who are believed to be at risk. Sheriff Jeff Skatrud credited the Green Co. Veterans Service with playing a key role in convincing Anderson to surrender.
The search for Anderson began around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night and led to an overnight shelter-in-place advisory for people along Hay Hollow Road, Badger Road, and York Center Road. The advisory was lifted Thursday morning prior to Anderson’s arrest.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Anderson allegedly fired a weapon at a family member and fled into a wooded area. In its Thursday afternoon update, the Sheriff’s Office reported the 35-year-old likely spent the night outside, near his home, adding that he did not appear to have been injured.
A search warrant served at Anderson’s home located a long gun and spent shell casings outside the house, the Sheriff’s Office stated, adding that he was not armed when he turned himself in.
Anderson was taken to the Green Co. jail to be booked on counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, intentionally pointing a firearm, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct while armed, and armed while intoxicated.
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