Fugitives wanted in southern Wisconsin crime spree captured in Ohio

The southern Wisconsin couple who have been on the run from authorities have been captured in Ohio, according to the U.S. Marshall’s Office.

Samuel R. Schutte, 34, formerly of rural Monroe, was captured in Toledo, Ohio, by local police.

Stephanie E. Retzlaff, 28, of Monona, was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Toledo by local police and U.S. Marshalls.

Arrest warrants have been issued for crimes committed in Green and surrounding counties consisting of armed robbery, thefts and bail jumping. Additional charges are pending.

Schutte and Retzlaff were believed to have been traveling together in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois and are suspects in a string of crimes over the past two months.

The armed robbery charge stems from an incident where Schutte threatened a family member with a firearm to obtain cash from a bank account. Retzlaff is named as a party to these crimes.

In Dane County, the couple evaded arrest after nearly striking a US Marshall with their vehicle.

Then in Milwaukee County, they managed to avoid capture after crashing a stolen vehicle and fleeing on foot after a nearly six mile chase.

The nature of their crimes, known drug use, and the extraordinary efforts made to avoid capture make them an elevated risk to the public.

The public is being asked to report any knowledge of their whereabouts or sightings to local law enforcement immediately.

Authorities warn people to not attempt to contact or confront these subjects as they are considered dangerous.

For more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/news/top-stories/2018/10/31/breaking-fugitives-wanted-in-southern-wisconsin-crime-spree-captured-in-ohio/

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