Marshfield | On Friday at 2:19 a.m., Marshfield Police Department attempted to pull over a 2004 Chevy Cavalier at the intersection of 29th and Washington Ave for failure to stop. The occupants of the vehicle led the Marshfield Police Department on a high speed pursuit through Wood County.
Law enforcement discontinued the pursuit after locating the vehicle abandoned, shortly before 3:00 am. The vehicle was located at County Hwy Y and Robin Rd west of Marshfield.
Officers from Clark County, Marathon County, Wood County and Marshfield Police Department searched for the subject that was believed to be on foot, due to fresh tracks being found in the snow. The search led them east towards Marshfield. Officers searched for more than two hours, covering more than two miles of ground.
According to the National Weather Service, wind chill readings were 20 below to 30 below throughout the night. Officers tracked the subjects for nearly 2.5 hours through the bitter cold temperatures. Two males were arrested near Ives Ave and Amber Dr. in Marshfield shortly before 5:30 am.
Charges are being requested for the driver, a 21 year-old rural Medford male. Charges include possession of meth and knowingly fleeing an officer.
Charges are being requested for the passenger, a 25 year-old rural Marshfield male, for obstructing an officer, felony bail jumping, and probation hold.
The incident is still under investigation.