KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (WTAQ) - A manhunt continued early today for a man who pulled a gun on a small town constable in Kenosha County. Over 100 state and local law enforcement officers were searching last night for 49-year-old Howard Boss.
According to sheriff’s officials, Wheatland town constable Bob Haas stopped Boss for a traffic violation Tuesday morning near Salem. Boss reportedly got out of his vehicle and pointed a handgun at the officer – who shot at Boss before he ran off into a wooded area. Haas then sought backup help.
Authorities told residents of Silver Lake to stay in their homes. Highway 50 was closed, and a nearby grade school was locked down. But all those measures ended by late afternoon.
Kenosha County sheriff’s sergeant Gil Benn said it was not clear where Boss was living, since he’s had numerous addresses. He has a warrant pending in Wood County from 2004 for not paying child support.