At approximately 6:39pm deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover on State Hwy 80 near Candlewood Ln. Prior to the deputies’ arrival a witness observed the driver flee up a hill into a wooded area. Deputies tracked the subject to the north east towards Wegner Rd. A property owner on Whippoorwill Rd contacted the Sheriff’s Department stating that there were fresh footprints in the snow leading to a vacant trailer house on his property. Deputies responded to that address and made entry into the trailer, a male party matching the description of the driver who had fled the crash scene was located inside. Several items of drug paraphernalia an illegal narcotics were located in the driver’s possession. The male party refused to identify himself to law enforcement but was later identified using his distinctive tattoos.
Who Involved: Craig D. Bellis, 40 of Spring Green, WI
Other Agencies Involved: Richland Center Police Department
Arrest or Charges: 946.41 Obstructing, 943.14 Criminal Trespass to Dwelling, 961.573(1) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 961.41(3G)(E) Possession of THC