Alma Center man arrested after car chase

Trempealeau County (WQOW)- A sheriff’s department K-9 helped catch a man in Trempealeau County accused of stealing a vehicle.

On Friday, February 1, Jackson County Police located a stolen vehicle in the town of Albion.

After pulling the vehicle over, the suspect, Jarrad Gaede of Alma Center, fled and led police on a chase on County Road C in Trempealeau County.

Police were able to use a maneuver to stop the vehicle. Gaede ran but was soon caught by the K-9 officer.

Gaede is being held on several charges including fleeing an officer, operating a motor vehicle without consent, resisting arrest, and more.


It was a busy weekend for K-9 Chance, who helped apprehend Gaede after the chase. Earlier in the day, he was part of a drug arrest in Black River Falls.

He was called early on Friday, he and his handler were called to a traffic stop. Chance sniffed and indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

The resulting search turned up methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and more than $8,400 in cash.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard

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