DCSO: Suspect in deputy attack still missing; deputy released from hospital as DCI investigates

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. — As of 7:15 a.m. Friday, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect involved in an attack on a deputy has not been found.

According to an updated release from the department, the deputy was also released from the hospital overnight and is at home recovering.

The DOJ’s Department of Criminal Investigation is invested the officer-involved shooting portion of Thursday night’s incident, while the Sheriff’s Office will continue to handle all other aspects of the case, including the search for the suspect.

According to officials, the deputy saw a suspicious person while on routine patrol about 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Festge Park in the Town of Berry.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy made contact with the man who attacked her with an edged weapon.

She fired her weapon and the attacker fled. It’s not known if the man was hit by gunfire. Officials also did not say how many shots were fired by the deputy.

DCI is continuing to review evidence Friday and will turn over reports to the Dane County District Attorney when its investigation concludes.