Man who led police on high-speed chase charged in Grant Co.

Man who led police on multicounty chase sentenced in state case
James Kruger

The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase has been formally charged in Grant County, according to a release.

James Kruger was arrested after a multi-county high-speed chase. During the chase he allegedly kidnapped a hostage and stole two vehicles.

Kruger is being charged with repeat offenses of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, armed robbery, two counts of pointing a firearm at another person, strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, discharging a firearm from a vehicle towards a person and taking hostages, according to the release. He is also charged with eight counts of felony bail-jumping.

Kruger will be in Grant County court Friday morning. He also faces charges in Iowa County and federal charges.