The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office was called out Tuesday, September 4th at 10:43am to search for a person considered to be armed and dangerous. The subject identified as 33 year old Randolph Vestal of Eau Claire was taken into custody at approximately 2:24pm Tuesday. Sheriff’s Deputies made contact with Vestal when he exited a wooded area and ultimately were able to take him into custody.
Earlier Tuesday the subject was near a residence located at N1307 State Highway 73 near Lublin Wisconsin. According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Press Release, Vestal pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the land owner before leaving on foot and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Gilman Police and Wisconsin DNR assisted in the search for Vestal. At the time of this release, no report of injuries to either Vestal or law enforcement have been made.
The incident remains under investigation.