WHITEWATER (WIFR) -- On Monday, October 29, 2012, around 4 p.m., Officers of the Whitewater Police Department were dispatched to a residence in Whitewater, Wisconsin for a rescue call concerning a child that had been cut during a domestic disturbance that involved one man and several other family members. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the suspect fled the scene driving a vehicle with two juvenile passengers. Also, two additional victims had previously fled the residence and were transported by Whitewater Rescue Squad to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital for treatment of significant injuries sustained during the domestic disturbance.
Around 4:20 p.m., Rock County Communications Center dispatchers broadcasted an attempt to locate the man, including a description of the vehicle that he fled the scene driving and information that he may be heading to an address in Rock County. Just before 4:30 p.m., a Rock County deputy located the vehicle traveling westbound on CTH S (Shopiere Rd.) near the intersection of Creek Rd. Efforts were made to stop the vehicle, and a high-speed chase ensued in the City of Beloit. The suspect made verbal threats about harming his juvenile passengers.
Along with Rock County Deputies, Officers from the Town of Beloit Police Department, Beloit Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol made efforts to end the pursuit and apprehend the man. Efforts to use stop sticks were thwarted, and the successful use of a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver was utilized to end the pursuit on Skyline Drive near Wren Drive in the City of Beloit. The man was taken into custody at gunpoint and was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital for evaluation of injuries. The suspect was identified as 40-year-old Larry M. Shannon of Whitewater, WI, and was released from Beloit Hospital and is being held in the Rock County Jail pending Rock County charges of:
RECKLESS ENDANGERING SAFETY 941.30(1)
FLEEING TO ELUDE 346.04(3)
OPERATING WITH DETECTABLE AMOUNT OF RESTRICTED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (PASSENGER UNDER 16 YRS OF AGE) 346.63(1)
OPERATING AFTER SUSPENSION 343.43(1) A
OPERATING LEFT OF CENTER 343.05(1)
FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN 346.46(1)
VIOLATE RED TRAFFIC SIGNAL 346.37(1)(C)
The suspect faces charges in Walworth County of:
3 COUNTS of ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE INTENTIONAL HOMICIDE 940.01
3 COUNTS of FALSE IMPRISONMENT 940.30
He will be appearing in Rock County Intake Court on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.