A man wanted in Marathon County since December has been arrested in Houston following a standoff with marshals there.
A news release from the U.S. Marshals Service says they arrested Peter Jewell-Reigel Friday in a hotel parking lot.
According to police reports, Jewell-Reigel while on probation was accused of spending unsupervised time with a 13-year-old girl. Jewell-Reigel was on his way to address the allegations with his probation officer when police say he removed his GPS tracking unit and fled the vehicle his parents had been driving him in.
The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, based in Madison, sent a tip to the Houston-area U.S. Marshals Service because they believed he had been spending time in Houston. Marshalls found Jewell-Reigel living in a car in a Houston hotel’s parking lot. Jewell-Reigel had a knife and Marshals arrested him following a several hour standoff.
New charges had not yet been filed as of Monday, according to online court records, and he has not yet appeared on Marathon County Jail logs.