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McHenry County fugitive arrested in Wisconsin

Wallace A. Henshall / photo from McHenry County sheriff’s office

(LAKE GENEVA, Wis.) One of McHenry County’s top ten most-wanted fugitives was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Wisconsin on Thursday after seven months on the run.

The McHenry County sheriff’s office received an arrest warrant for 50-year-old Wallace A. Henshall on April 3, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

It was issued after he failed to appear in court on Crystal Lake police charges of burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of burglary tools.

He was added to the most wanted list on April 21 and was No. 9 on the list, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Oct. 1, police received word that he was living in McHenry and tried to execute an arrest warrant at a home on Still Hill Drive, according to the sheriff’s office. Henshall was able to escape arrest by ramming a police car.

Sheriff’s deputies and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked him to Lake Geneva, Wis., where he was arrested in a Walmart parking Thursday, the sheriff’s office said. He was in possession of a police scanner and firearm at the time of his arrest.

Henshall is charged in McHenry County with burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, damaging state property and possession of a weapon and ammunition by a felon, the sheriff’s office said. He was being held by Lake Geneva police until further charges are filed in Wisconsin, then await extradition to McHenry County.

He was ordered held on a $345,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.