A Whitewater man is in custody after leading area law enforcement officers on a high speed chase that started in Whitewater and ended in Beloit Monday.
Larry M. Shannon, 40, faces charges in Walworth County of three counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide and three counts of false imprisonment. In Rock County he faces charges of reckless endangering safety, fleeing to elude, operating a vehicle with a detectable amount of controlled substance, operating after suspension, operating left of center, failure to stop at a stop sign and running through a red traffic light.
At 3:57 p.m. Monday, Whitewater police were called to a residence regarding a domestic disturbance. Before police arrived, Shannon fled the residence in a vehicle with two minor passengers. Also, two victims had left the residence and were taken to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital for treatment of significant injuries they sustained in the domestic incident.
At approximately 4:28 p.m., Rock County Sheriff’s deputies located Shannon’s vehicle on Shopiere Road near the intersection with Creek Road. Efforts were made to stop the vehicle and the pursuit reached speeds in excess of 75 mph into the City of Beloit.
Officers from the City of Beloit, Town of Beloit, Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol were involved in the pursuit. A Pursuit Intervention Technique maneuver was used to end the pursuit on Skyline Drive near Wren Drive in the City of Beloit.
Shannon was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital for evaluation of injuries. He then was taken into custody and is to appear in Rock County Intake Court today at 4 p.m.