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Alma Center man arrested after high speed chase

Brad Williams

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A driver arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon is facing charges in Jackson County.

The county sheriff’s office says it got a report of a vehicle stolen from a home in Alma, Wis.

The vehicle was later spotted and police pulled it over, but the driver took off.

Police were able to cause the stolen vehicle to spin out, but the driver then took off running before he was taken down by a K9 officer.

The suspect, 44 year old Jarrad Gaede of Alma Center, is facing several charges including fleeing an officer, operating a motor vehicle without consent, and carrying a concealed weapon.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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