Chetek Man Arrested After Chase

Chetek Man Arrested After Chase

A report of stalking leads to a chase and eventual arrest.

It was on Sunday, January 24th a little before 3 a.m., when the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a female that her ex-boyfriend was stalking her and following her around the City of Chetek.


A Chetek Police Department officer attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and the suspect failed to stop for him. A short chase ensued in the City of Chetek and the Chetek officer terminated pursuit. A few minutes later the suspect’s sister called and advised the suspect was now in front of her
house doing donuts in the roadway. Another short chased ensued with the suspect striking the Chetek and a Sheriff’s Department squad causing damage.

A deputy pitted the suspect vehicle in the City of Chetek to end the pursuit.
Taken into custody was 26 year old Kiel Gowin, of Chetek, and he is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Fleeing an Officer and Operating a Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of Alcohol. Formal charges are expected later this week by the Barron County District
Attorney’s Office. No injuries were reported.

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