WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WKOW) -- Police in Wisconsin Rapids say 31-year-old Matthew Lee Fosnot has voluntarily turned himself in.
He was wanted for armed attempted sexual assault that happened Wednesday evening in Wisconsin Rapids. Fosnot left the scene before police arrived.
According to Wisconsin Rapids Police Chief Kurt Heuer, Fosnot turned himself into authorities in Tomah.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WKOW) -- Police in Wisconsin Rapids are searching for a suspect who may be headed to Columbia County.
Around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Wood County dispatchers got a 911 call about an attempted assault in Wisconsin Rapids. A woman says her mother was assaulted by a male acquaintance. Police learned the man might be armed and a threat to himself and others, including law enforcement. Statements made by the man previously indicated he was anti-law enforcement and would "die in a gun battle."
Police have identified the suspect at 31-year-old Matthew Lee Fosnot, of Wisconsin Rapids.
Police secured a perimeter around the home on 18th Avenue where the attempted assault occurred. Officers could not make contact with Fosnot, so a description of him and his vehicle were disseminated to area law enforcement.
The Wisconsin Rapids Special Response Team cleared the home shortly after midnight. They did not locate Fosnot. They believe he left the area before police got there.
Investigators say Fosnot has connections to Columbia County, so Wisconsin Rapids and Wood County law enforcement are working with agencies there to try and find him.
Fosnot has a 1987 gray Toyota pickup with ham radio antennas. His Wisconsin license plate is AF 4896. He is wanted to Armed Attempted Sexual Assault.
Police say Fosnot should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on where he is, called Wood County Dispatch at (715) 421-8702 or your local law enforcement agency.
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