Search for suspect continues; Authorities ID man killed in casino parking lot

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SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- Authorities have identified a Portage man found dead in a Sauk County casino parking lot.

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said 88-year-old Harold A. Johnson was found dead on Monday morning in his vehicle at Ho-Chuck Casino and Convention Center in the Township of Delton.

Meister said, “The incident was a senseless and cowardly act against a kind and innocent man, our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time.”

Authorities are still searching for the suspect in this case, 68-year-old Robert M. Pulvermacher of rural Middleton. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Early Wednesday morning, authorities warned Pulvermacher was spotted on Madison's east side late Tuesday afternoon. Anyone who sees him, should call 9-1-1. Police say he currently has no mode of transportation and is dangerous if approached.

Pulvermacher is currently on community supervision with the
Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He is known to frequent casinos in Madison and Baraboo, and regularly plays table games such as blackjack.

Pulvermacher was last seen leaving the Ho-Chunk Casino and Convention Center parking lot at 12:59 a.m. on Monday with a younger man. Authorities have now identified that man and confirmed he is not a suspect, and that Pulvermacher offered him money for a ride from the casino.