CRIME

Suspect in custody after fatal shooting of sheriff's deputy

  • This undated photo provided by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office in Ladysmith, Wis., shows Deputy Dan Glaze, who was killed Saturday night, Oct. 29, 2016, as he investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field several miles from the suspect's residence near Ladysmith. Court records show the man arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting has an extensive criminal record. (Rusk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office in Ladysmith, Wis., shows Deputy Dan Glaze, who was killed Saturday night, Oct. 29, 2016, as he investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field several miles from the suspect's residence near Ladysmith. Court records show the man arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting has an extensive criminal record. (Rusk County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Barron, Wis., shows Douglas Nitek who was arrested Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, and accused of fatally shooting Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Glaze on Saturday night as the officer investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field not far from the man's house near Ladysmith, Wis., sheriff's officials said. (Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Barron, Wis., shows Douglas Nitek who was arrested Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, and accused of fatally shooting Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Glaze on Saturday night as the officer investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field not far from the man's house near Ladysmith, Wis., sheriff's officials said. (Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office in Ladysmith, Wis., shows Deputy Dan Glaze, who was killed Saturday night, Oct. 29, 2016, as he investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field several miles from the suspect's residence near Ladysmith. Court records show the man arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting has an extensive criminal record. (Rusk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office in Ladysmith, Wis., shows Deputy Dan Glaze, who was killed Saturday night, Oct. 29, 2016, as he investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field several miles from the suspect's residence near Ladysmith. Court records show the man arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting has an extensive criminal record. (Rusk County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Barron, Wis., shows Douglas Nitek who was arrested Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, and accused of fatally shooting Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Glaze on Saturday night as the officer investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field not far from the man's house near Ladysmith, Wis., sheriff's officials said. (Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Barron County Sheriff's Department in Barron, Wis., shows Douglas Nitek who was arrested Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, and accused of fatally shooting Rusk County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Glaze on Saturday night as the officer investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a field not far from the man's house near Ladysmith, Wis., sheriff's officials said. (Barron County Sheriff's Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy in western Wisconsin.

Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Wallace says the suspect surrendered Sunday morning as investigators searched for him in a residence in Conrath, about 130 miles northeast of Minneapolis. The suspect is jailed pending formal charges.

Deputy Dan Glaze was killed Saturday evening as he investigated a suspicious vehicle in a field in nearby Ladysmith. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told the Leader-Telegram that when backup arrived at the scene, Glaze's body was discovered in his squad car.

Wallace says the 33-year-old Glaze had served at the Rusk County Sheriff's Department for 1 1/2 years.