A man who Madison authorities wanted
on a charge of attempted homicide is in
custody after assaulting a man, stealing
guns, kidnapping a man, stealing a truck
and trailer and then leading police on
a chase back into Dane County.
Grant County authorities say James Kruger
was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon
after he crashed a stolen vehicle on
Highway-18-151 near Blue Mounds.
It all started earlier today (in the day) when
Kruger went to a home in the Village of
Cassville and assaulted a man, and then
stole several guns from the residence.
Kruger left the home, and several hours
later kidnapped a man from a home
outside of Cassville. He took the man’s
vehicle and cattle trailer, along with
taking the man hostage. The trailer
was later unhooked along a back road,
and the man was released unharmed
in the City of Dodgeville. After apparently
stealing another vehicle in Hollandale
in Iowa County, Kruger was arrested
when stop sticks caused the vehicle to
crash on Highway 18-151 in Dane County.
The names of the victims aren’t being released
at this time. Charges are pending.
Helping Grant County authorities in
their pursuit of Kruger was the Wisconsin
State Patrol, and the State Patrol’s Air
Unit, Platteville Police, Cassville Police,
Fennimore Police, and Lancaster Police.