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Police Continue Search for Car Thief


A search continues for a man suspected of stealing at least a half-dozen vehicles in central and western Wisconsin since he left prison on June 10th.  

On Monday night, authorities said 38-year-old Eric Hall was hiding out at a friend's house near Vesper in central Wisconsin.  Wood County sheriff's deputies were called, and they said a male resident claimed Hall wasn't there.  That was when Hall was said to have stolen the man's pick-up truck.  That man was arrested for obstructing an officer.  Yesterday, Jackson County authorities said Hall took another vehicle in Merrillan (marilyn).  Officials were not sure where he went after that.  Hall is now facing a warrant for violating probation.  Last month, authorities said he may have stolen up to four vehicles in western Wisconsin, just days after leaving prison.  One vehicle had a shotgun and a rifle, plus hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  Another belonged to a volunteer fire-fighter with an emergency light and siren inside.  Authorities consider Hall armed and dangerous.  They warn people not to approach Hall if they see him -- and instead to call 9-1-1 immediately.





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