On Monday, August 1, 2022 at about 05:22 AM the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
responded to W6563 US Highway 12, Town of Millston, Jackson County Wisconsin, for a report
of a burglary in progress at the Buck Stops Here Saloon and Grill.
Jackson County Deputies, along with personnel from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and
the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the call.
Two subjects were observed inside the business and appeared to be barricading the entrances.
After about five hours of negotiations and de-escalation attempts, members of the Jackson
County Emergency Response Team and K9 Unit made entrance into the business and found
evidence that the suspects were in the attic hiding from detection. Chemical munitions were
introduced into the attic and two subjects were taken into custody without further incident.
The suspects have been identified as Jacob A. Ruetten, 27, from Elroy, WI, and Joseph B.
Hodge, 36, from Wonewoc, WI.
Ruetten and Hodge are being held in the Jackson County Jail on burglary charges. We suspect
this incident may be connected to other burglaries in the area and it is currently under
investigation. This all the information being released at this time.