Tomah, WI (WXOW) - A man faces charges after police say he stole a truck and dragged the owner with the truck for about a block in Tomah.
Tomah Police say they received a call Thursday from a 65-year-old man claiming his truck was stolen.
The victim told officers he went into the Tomah Cash Store and when he returned a man was sitting in the driver's seat of his truck.
The victim attempted to remove the suspect from the vehicle. The suspect started the vehicle as the victim was holding onto the suspect and the suspect began to drive away. The victim was dragged with the vehicle to the parking lot of the Tee Pee Supper Club, where he was thrown to the ground as a result of the suspect's erratic driving.
The victim described the suspect to be a white male, possibly in his twenties with brown bushy hair, wearing thick-framed glasses and a blue and white striped shirt. Officers had seen James Engh approximately fifteen minutes earlier and recalled that he met the description of the suspect in this case.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Masonic Lodge and no one was around the vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle.
Approximately twenty minutes later, the Monroe County Sheriff' Department located Engh in the construction area of Old Dominion Trucking. A short foot pursuit ensued and Engh was taken into custody without incident.
The victim was transported to the hospital by the Tomah Area Ambulance Service. He was later released with non-life threatening injuries.
Engh was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office on the charges of Robbery, Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owner's Consent, Reckless Endangering Safety and three counts of Bail jumping.
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