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No new leads in search for dangerous fugitive

WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A man released from prison four weeks ago and wanted in a series of crimes, including some in Wood County, remained on the loose Thursday, authorities said.

Eric “Buck” Hall, 38, has reportedly been seen near Rhinelander, Vesper and in Jackson County since being released from prison June 10 and wanted in the theft of vehicles in River Falls and Chippewa County just days later.

Acting on a tip, Wood County sheriff deputies confronted Hall at a home in Vesper late Monday night but he fled out a back door and ran away, Lt. Shawn Becker said.

It is believed Hall got to Jackson County and stole a vehicle there on Tuesday, the last known incident that possibly involved him, Becker said.

Good question,” Becker said when asked why the fugitive has managed to elude arrest despite repeated news reports about him, including his picture and details of the vehicles he may be driving.

Hall is considered armed and dangerous because he is suspected of stealing a pickup truck in western Wisconsin that had a shotgun and rifle with ammunition, investigators have said.

Becker said Hall is also suspected of burglarizing homes in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties, stealing money and firearms.

There is no evidence Hall is back in Wood County where he once lived and has relatives and friends, Becker said.

It is possible he might be out of state,” the lieutenant said.

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