Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Searching for Gary Hughes
Jackson County (OnFocus) – On March 4th, 2021 at approximately 11:15pm, a Jackson County deputy responded to W15824 Kelly Road in the Town of Springfield, Jackson County, WI to attempt to locate Gary G. Hughes, 74, on a felony Probation warrant. The deputy made contact with the subject at the residence, at which time Hughes made statements indicating he was not going back to jail, brandished a firearm, and fired shots at the deputy.
The Jackson County deputy exited the residence safely and without injury and called for backup, at which point a 15-hour negotiation period and standoff began. During this time, other occupants of the residence were evacuated by law enforcement safely and without injury. However, at the conclusion of the standoff, law enforcement made entry to the residence and found that Hughes was no longer on scene.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Mr. Hughes is encouraged to contact the Jackson County Dispatch Center at 715-284-5357.
This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him or attempt to apprehend him.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Eau Claire County SWAT, La Crosse County Emergency Response Team, Wisconsin State Patrol, Whitehall Police Department, Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office, Black River Falls Police Department, Taylor Fire and EMS, and Black River Falls EMS for their assistance.
This investigation is ongoing and active and no further information will be released at this time.