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Two arrested after police chase, manhunt in Monroe County



A man and woman are in custody after a vehicle pursuit turned into a manhunt Tuesday morning in Monroe County.

A state trooper stopped a Silver Infinity on the exit 43 ramp in Tomah, Wis.

The trooper walked up to the car and could smell marijuana, and asked the driver and a passenger to get out of the car.

Instead, the driver took off, and a pursuit reached speeds over 100 mph.

The car was lost momentarily but spotted on Highway 16 near Sparta.

The suspects headed down Hazelwood Avenue and abandoned the car on foot.

They were tracked by several agencies, including K9s from the La Crosse Police Department and a drone.

They were found by the Monroe County Dog Shelter and eventually surrendered a little after noon.

Janssen McGee and Paris Akon, both 27 years old, are being held on multiple charges.

Police also found drugs the two had thrown from the car during the chase.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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