Indiana shoplifting suspect crashes into two Northeast Wisconsin brothers

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA - Two Northeast Wisconsin brothers riding their motorcycles were struck by a shoplifting suspect who was fleeing police on U.S. 41 in Terre Haute, Indiana on Wednesday.

Police say that Detective Jerry Urban of Sheboygan County, and his brother, Glenn Urban of Suamico, were riding their motorcycles next to each other when the suspect drove his sedan through them, hitting them both.

"It looks like he drove right between the two of them, they were riding side-by-side and he comes between the two of them," Sheriff Greg Ewing of the Vigo County Sheriff's Office said. 

Both brothers were wearing helmets and sustained serious head injuries, but are expected to be okay.

"We spoke to the families of both of the victims and they're both going to be released from the hospital today," Ewing said.

Police identified the suspect as 40 year-old Dale Robert Oaks, who was seen shoplifting from Walmart before the police chase. 

He has a severe criminal history. Since 2005, Oaks has been booked into jail 40 times with 91 charges. 

After Oaks hit the Urban brothers, he crashed his car and stole a maintenance truck from a car dealership that apparently had the keys still in the ignition.

As police swarmed Oaks' crash car, he took off in the red maintenance pickup truck he stole from the Dodge dealership.

Oaks is still on the run. If you have any information, you are asked to call police. 


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