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One in Custody Following Shooting Incident in Burnett County

Press Release:


On January 17, 2023 at 8:22 a.m., Burnett County dispatch received a

report that a vehicle had been shot following an argument in Lincoln

Township.


It was reported that two people got into an argument at a residence.

The suspect left the residence in a vehicle. The other person involved

in the argument followed the suspect in their vehicle. The second

individual struck the suspect’s bumper with his vehicle. The suspect

leaned out of the driver’s side window and fired one gunshot into the

second vehicle, striking it in the windshield. The operator of the

vehicle was not injured.


Deputies and officers responded to the suspect’s residence. After

some investigation, the suspect, Jacob Hooverson, 28 years of age, of

Webster, WI was taken into custody without incident. A search

warrant was conducted at Hooverson’s residence and the firearm

suspected to be used in the incident was located. It had been

concealed inside the residence.


A charge of First Degree Reckless Endangerment on Hooverson was

forwarded to the District Attorney. Hooverson remains in custody at

the Burnett County Jail. His bond is set at $5,000.00 cash.




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