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Grant County Pursuit

Traffic Stop leads to pursuit 

On May 18, 2024 around 6:00am, a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a 2013 Ford Edge for a traffic violation on Hwy 35/61 near River Lane Road.  

The driver was identified as Howard Wood (45), of Darlington. During the contact, a K9 alerted on the vehicle. The driver fled from the traffic stop.  

During the pursuit, the Ford Edge took a series of roads, and turned onto Marsha Lane, in Potosi Township. The vehicle was located, in a wooded area of a residence on Marsh Lane. A search of the area was conducted including two area K9s. A K9 and other officers located the driver, hiding in a shed, on a property about ½ mile away from the crash. Howard Wood was arrested and transported to the Grant County Jail.  

Wood was charged with Eluding, and Criminal Trespass to Dwelling. 

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