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updated 12:40 PM UTC, Nov 18, 2019

Fugitive On The Run For 3 Years Makes First Appearance In Portage County Court

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A man wanted for sex crimes made an appearance in Portage County Circuit Court Monday -- after three years as a fugitive.

Jeremiah Button was arrested at his hiding place last Friday. Authorities say he was living in the side of a hill in Marathon County where he had the ability to make electricity and to have portable water and a septic system. Button was tracked down when authorities got a tip about someone seen along the Ice Age Trail in Ringle. Button is charged with child porn possession and sexual assault of a child under 12. He returns to court next month.

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