Suspect Taken into Custody Following Search of Cornfiled Near Wilton

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UPDATE:

McLean County Sheriff’s Department says suspect has been taken into custody. There is no longer a threat to the Wilton community.

Authorities continue to search for a man following a high speed chase near  Highway 83 this afternoon.
A perimeter is set up around a cornfield five miles south and two miles west of Wilton as authorities continue the day long search.
Lt. Rick Richard with the McLean County Sheriff’s Department says they took a call around 2 p.m. of a reckless driver north of Wilton.
A high speed chase ensued until the suspect fled on foot into a cornfield.
Richard says the man was driving a stolen red Chevy Cobalt.
Canine tracking units have been deployed as well as aerial support.
A reverse 911 call went out to advising Wilton residents to secure their homes and report suspicious activity.
Richard says they don’t know if the man is armed.
Call 701-462-8103 with any information.

Richard describes the suspect as average height and build and likely in his 20’s.

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