Public help sought after attempted armed robbery UPDATED

July 9, 2021


The Brillion News


The following press release was issued to The Brillion News.


UPDATE on July 10: Brayton Zimmerman has been located by the sheriff's department and is no longer at large. The other two persons of interest remain wanted.


The Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's assistance in locating three individuals that were involved in an attempted armed robbery/causing injury incident that occurred Wednesday evening within the Village of Valders.


Based on the investigation, we do not believe the community is in danger as this was an isolated incident. These subjects should be considered armed and dangerous so do not confront them.


Notify your local law enforcement agency if you have seen them or have knowledge of their whereabouts. You can remain anonymous by contacting the Manitowoc County Crime Stoppers at (920) 683-4466 or add the free P3 app to your Apple or Android phone and add a tip or visit www.p3tips.com and submit a tip.


You can refer to the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office case number 2021-05173.


The suspects (pictured below, top to bottom) are Brayton S. Zimmerman, about 21 years of age, who has ties to Plymouth, Wis.; Hunter M. Steiner, age 22, of New Holstein, for whom a felony arrest warrant was issued; and Chase A.G. Wagoner, 23, who has ties to the Greenbush and Glenbeulah area.


They should be considered armed and dangerous. Wagoner had a prior felony firearms conviction.


The six felony charges filed on July 9 in Manitowoc County Circuit Court against Steiner include attempted armed robbery, burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon, aggravated battery intending great bodily harm, and possession of tools of burglary.




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