K-9 finds man who fled from traffic stop hiding in tree line

K-9 finds man who fled from traffic stop hiding in tree line

A Sun Prairie man was arrested Thursday night after fleeing from a traffic stop and trying to hide in a line of trees, officials said.

A State Trooper tried to stop the man’s vehicle on Highway 151 near North Greenway Road in the town of York, but the man fled from the vehicle, according to a release.

Dane County deputies and K-9 Utrix set up a perimeter to search for the driver in a field east of North Greenway Road around 9:30 p.m., officials said.

Utrix led deputies to a line of trees, where they found 53-year-old Louis J. Thornton trying to hide, according to the release.

Thornton was arrested on seven outstanding warrants, five of which are from Columbia County. He was also arrested on a tentative charge of resisting and obstructing.

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