Illinois man arrested in Sun Prairie for stealing gun

SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) -- Sun Prairie police officers arrest an Illinois man for allegedly stealing a gun.

The Sun Prairie Police Department says it was investigating the theft of a .22 caliber pistol from a home in the 400 block of South Bird Street. Tuesday night, police got a tip that the suspect in the theft was in the area of West Main Street and North Bird Street. Officers established a perimeter. The suspect took off on foot, but was eventually arrested not far away.

The police department says during the foot chase, the suspect threw a bag onto an apartment roof that had the stolen pistol and a Glock handgun with a high capacity magazine. The Sun Prairie Police Department was able to recover both firearms.

The suspect was identified as Brendon Linus-Brown, 21, of Homewood, Illinois. He is tentatively charged with resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a felon and theft. He also was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant out of Dane County and a felony warrant out of Cook County, Illinois. 

Linus-Brown is in the Dane County Jail. The Dane County Sheriff's Office and the Madison Police Department K9 unit helped the Sun Prairie Police Department in his arrest. 

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