A joint effort from the Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force, police in Wausau and Merrill took a dangerous offender off of the streets last week.

According to a press release from Sheriff Scott Parks the task force received information from the community police departments about a male subject with the nickname “Unc” and his presence in the Wausau area Nov. 04. The tip alleged he had a stolen handgun and law enforcement had previously received information about his other alleged activities which included claims of trafficking methamphetamine and threatening people.

As a result of the tip the task force made what is described as a “concerted” effort to learn the individual’s true identity and track him down. This was accomplished and Arthur L. Shaw, who also goes by the nickname Rasheed was found to be a convicted felon with an active arrest warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

When Shaw was taken into custody later in the day officers found methamphetamine on his person and some drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Marathon County Jail and will appear in court today to answer for charges related to possession with the intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm, receiving stolen property and the obstruction of an officer of the law.

The charges have not yet been proven in court. Other agencies who assisted with the case included the Rothschild Police Department, the Everest Metro Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Marathon County District Attorney’s office.

Top illustration via PXFuel.

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