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Hall Captured; Sought In Oneida And Vilas Counties

Rhinelander Police Dept.

Eric Hall has finally been captured.  The man wanted for numerous crimes throughout Wisconsin...and seen in Oneida and Vilas counties.. was arrested last night at the Ho-Chunk Casino near Wisconsin Dells.  The State Patrol and officers from Lake Delton and Baraboo helped Sauk County deputies with the arrest.

 The 39-year-old Hall allegedly stole four vehicles in central and western Wisconsin just days after his prison release.  Officials said he went on to steal numerous vehicles, assault a police officer, commit at least several burglaries, and engage officers in an unsuccessful high-speed chase.  Hall was the subject of numerous crime alerts and a statewide manhunt.  He was almost arrested last July at a home in Vesper in Wood County.  But a friend reportedly lied to sheriff's deputies about Hall's whereabouts -- while Hall stole the man's vehicle and sped away.  

One of the stolen autos had a siren and emergency light belonging to a volunteer fire-fighter.  Another had a shotgun and a rifle in it.  Authorities tied him to crimes from Darlington in southwest Wisconsin to Barron County in the northwest, to Oneida County and other locations.

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