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Whitewater man facing numerous charges for domestic incident, police chase

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Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

ROCK COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A Whitewater man was due in court Wednesday, after he was arrested at gunpoint for a domestic incident and a high-speed police chase.

40-year-old Larry Shannon has already been charged with a half-dozen traffic violations that include reckless endangerment. And authorities say he also faces criminal counts that include 3 counts each of attempted homicide and false imprisonment.

Three people were hurt – two seriously – in the domestic incident, which occurred at a Whitewater home late Monday afternoon.

Rock County sheriff’s deputies said several family members were involved in the disturbance. Two victims fled before officers arrived, and were taken to a Fort Atkinson hospital with serious injuries.

Officials said a child also received cuts in the incident – and when it ended, Shannon took two children and fled.

Officers spotted the vehicle near Beloit, and began a pursuit at speeds of up to 75 miles an hour. The chase ended when an officer drove into the side of Shannon’s car, forcing it to turn sideways and stop.

Officials did not say whether the youngsters in the car were Shannon’s kids. 

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