Thief arrested after attempted armed robbery at casino
By Bob Garcia
The Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin casino is the latest victim of an ill-conceived heist
Following an attempted robbery at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells last Thursday, a man allegedly led police on a high-speed chase but was eventually arrested. Around 1:00 PM, Sauk County dispatchers first received a report that the suspect had left the casino in a car, and was likely in possession of a firearm. Sometime after the report, an officer identified the vehicle heading southbound on Fox Hill Road in the town of West Baraboo, and it was there that the vehicular pursuit began as the driver increased his speed when authorities attempted to stop him. His attempts to evade capture fell flat.
According to official reports, the pursuit came to an end due to reckless driving. The car was said to have been found by a Sauk County detective near West Baraboo after he saw the vehicle stopped while the suspect got out. The suspect was subsequently arrested after a search of the area. He was recognized as Anthony Wilson, 28, who was taken to the Sauk County Jail immediately for processing.
Police have indicated that several charges have been filed against Wilson, including eluding an officer, attempted robbery as a threat of force, and substantial battery. All of these charges will be referred to the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office for further action.
The investigation against Wilson is still active and it is expected that more charges may be filed against him.
The rate of incidents at casinos across the country continues to rise and law enforcement agencies are asking people to kindly report suspicious activity as soon as they notice it in order to avoid situations like these.