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Rusk County authorities take “armed and dangerous” man into custody

UPDATE (WQOW) - According to officials, Hamilton was taken into custody early Wednesday morning. They also say more information on the situation will be released later in the day.

Rusk County (WQOW) - The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected in a burglary where firearms were taken. He was last seen in the Ladysmith area.

According to the Sheriff, 26-year-old Otis J. Hamilton is believed to be on foot. He is white, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey sweatshirt and a white hat.

Hamilton has facial hair or possibly a beard. Authorities said Hamilton is believed to be under the influence.

Hamilton is possibly suicidal and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

If you find him do not approach him and call 911 or the Rusk County Sheriff's Office at 715-532-2200. 

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