SHEBOYGAN — Law enforcement agencies in Sheboygan County spent hours Thursday looking for a man wanted in a possible abduction in Manitowoc.
Police had been searching for 23-year-old Jamal L. Rudd who has several warrants for his arrest and is wanted in connection with an incident that occurred Thursday morning in Manitowoc County. At approximately 6:08 AM on Friday, May 4th, the Sheboygan Police responded for a report of a man matching Rudd’s description observed in the area of South Taylor Drive and Germaine Avenue.
Upon observing law enforcement, the man attempted to flee on foot again. An officer from the Sheboygan Police Department took chase and was successfully able to take Rudd into custody according to Lt. Matt Spence. “While much of this remains under investigation, Rudd faces the potential for multiple charges spanning several jurisdictions,” said Spence.
The manhunt started with a report from the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office of a possible abduction where a female exited a vehicle on I-43 and the vehicle took off south into Sheboygan County. Deputies from Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties kept an eye out for the vehicle. A deputy from the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office spotted the vehicle on Highway 57. Deputies from Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties stopped the vehicle south of Fredonia and took the driver into custody.
While officers were conducting the traffic stop on Highway 57 in Ozaukee County, officers were being requested to the area of South Business Drive and County Road V. “At approximately 9 AM on Thursday, May 3rd, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a suspicious incident that was occurring in the Town of Wilson in the area of Sauk Trail Road and Middle Road,” said Lt. James Gottsacker.
Police responded to four reported sightings, but Judd remained on the run until his capture shortly after 6 AM. The third sighting was around 9:30 PM on Thursday outside the Sleep Inn hotel and Kwik Trip at Interstate 43 and County Road V. Officers once again came up short in that search shortly before 1 AM.
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