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Hillsboro man arrested after running into a cornfield to escape police

Kaitlyn Riley

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The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Viroqua Police arrested a man on felony warrants after a brief foot chase Sunday afternoon.

Law enforcement tried to arrest Brandon Sebranek, 26, of rural Hillsboro around 2:18 p.m. when he ran away from officers on foot in the City of Viroqua and ran into a cornfield off of Cty. Rd NN, according to the sheriff’s office.

Officials found Sebranek around 3:20 and took him to the Vernon County Detention Center.

Additional charges will be sought by the Vernon County District Attorney’s Office.

The Viroqua Police Department, Westby Police Department, and the Department of Natural Resources helped at the scene.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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