Grant Releases

By: News Release
Sep 6th, 2017

On September 2, 2017 at approximately 7:30 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible drunk driver traveling in the Village of Muscoda. A deputy located the vehicle on N 7th St as it pulled into a random driveway. After a brief investigation, the driver of the vehicle, Michael Felton, age 37 from Richland Center, was discovered to be impaired and arrested for OWI, second offense. Felton was also arrested for Possession of Marijuana, second offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, second offense. In addition, Felton was also arrested for bail jumping as he was out on bond for another pending OWI case from Iowa County. Felton was transported to the Grant County Jail where he posted a $1700.00 bond and was released to a responsible party.

Two Vehicle Crash
CFS17-23227 09/02/17 HWy 18 / Cty C, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI 53821
On September 2, 2017 at 9:39 AM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near the Bridgeport Boat Landing in Wyalusing Township. The investigating deputy learned that Andrew Snyder, 25, of Fennimore, was driving his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado going west on Hwy 18 approaching the bridge over the Wisconsin River. Tyler Udelhoven, 18, of Mount Hope, was driving his 1999 Ford F250 behind Snyder. A third truck, a blue Ford, was in front of Snyder and according to occupants of both vehicles, it made a sudden slow and then turned into the entrance to the boat landing. Snyder had to brake, aggressively to avoid hitting the truck in front of him. Udelhoven was not able to avoid hitting the rear of Snyder's truck. This caused severe damage to both vehicles. No one was injured in the crash. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene along with Milo's Towing of Prairie du Chien, which towed both trucks from the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

One Vehicle Rollover... No injuries
Subjects Involved: Elizabeth M. Buckhaus (20) Montfort
Vehicles Involved: Buckhaus was driving a 2005 GMC Envoy, SUV
On Saturday, September 2, at 10:34 A.M. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover on Rock Church Road west of Martinville Road in Clifton Township. It was reported there was no injuries or blockage.  After arriving and speaking with Buckhaus it was determined she had been traveling East on Rock Church Road when she was negotiating a curve that contained loose gravel. Buckhaus lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid off the south side of the road and overturned. At the time of the incident Buckhaus was wearing her seatbelt, the airbags did not deploy. The vehicle had heavy damage due to the rollover. The vehicle was removed by Haase Towing from Montfort. No citations were issued.

One Vehicle Rollover Crash
CFS17-23231 09/02/17 Hwy 18 / Spring Valley Rd, FENNIMORE, WI 53809
On September 2, 2017 at about 11:04 AM the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle rollover crash on Hwy 18 just east of Spring Valley Rd, Fennimore. The investigating deputy learned that Sharika Leflore, 24, of Fennimore, was driving a 2000 GMC Jimmy going east on Hwy 18. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the road to the right; the right tires in the gravel along the shoulder. The vehicle re-entered the road surface and then left to the right again. This time, the vehicle crossed the shoulder and entered the ditch. The vehicle traveled in the ditch a short distance and then re-entered the road surface again. The vehicle crossed the centerline of the road, steered right, and then rolled over on the roof. The vehicle slid a short distance and then rolled the rest of the way, back to resting on the tires. Leflore was not restrained at the time of the crash. She was injured but was able to remove herself from the vehicle.
Leflore was transported to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Fennimore Fire Department, Fennimore EMS, and Doan's Towing of Fennimore. Leflore was cited for Operating Without a Valid Driver's License and for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance. There were warnings issued for registration issues with the vehicle as well as for Failure to Maintain Control. The owner of the vehicle, Nathaniel Henning, was issued a warning for Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive.

Two Vehicle Crash / Cassville Car Cruise

CFS17-23241 09/02/17 HWY 18/133 / HWY 133, MT HOPE, WI
On September 2, 2017 at 12:07 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a minor, two vehicle crash on Hwy 133 at Hwy 18/133, Mt. Hope Township. The investigating deputy learned that Matthew Finn, 34, of Prairie du Chien, was driving his 1952 Chevrolet car, as a part of the Cassville Car Cruise, on Hwy 133 at Hwy 18. Finn's wife and two children were with him in the car. Finn was stopped at the stop sign at that intersection. Larry Fjelsted, 73, of Cassville, was driving his 1965 Pontiac GTO, and was stopped behind Finn. Fjelsted had a friend riding with him. Finn started to pull out from the intersection but noticed westbound traffic approaching so he decided to wait for it to pass. Finn stopped moving forward just past the stop line there. Fjelsted had noticed Finn moving forward to pull out and he started to do the same.  When Finn stopped, Fjelsted was not able to stop soon enough and the right front of his car struck the right rear of Finn's Vehicle. This caused minor damage to both vehicles. Everyone had been properly restrained and no one was injured in the crash.

One Vehcile crash with PI
CFS17-23420 09/04/17 CTY VV, CASSVILLE, WI
On September 4, 2017, at approximately 7:10 a.m., Erik Anderson, age 27 of Dubuque, IA, was northbound on Cty VV , operating his 2014 Honda motorcycle when he swerved to miss some debris in the roadway. Anderson then laid the motorcycle down on the roadway and slid into the ditch. Anderson was wearing a helmet and other protective gear. Anderson sustained minor injuries and was not transported by EMS.Assisting at the scene was the Cassville Rescue Squad and the Cassville Fire Dept. and the motorcycle was transported by Bennetts Towing.