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Search for Juda man ongoing
MONROE - A Juda man arrested in Beloit Saturday on charges of theft of a motor vehicle fled a meeting with Green County Human Services Monday afternoon, June 24, resulting in a search by the Green County Sheriff's Department that remained open overnight.

Andy J. Markham, 37, was meeting with Green County Human Services at their office in the Pleasant View complex on Wisconsin 81 at around 3:30 p.m. Monday and left abruptly, sheriff Jeff Skatrud said. Human Services then contacted the sheriff's department because of concerns for Markham's safety and for further evaluation.

"They were a bit concerned about him and reported it to us," Skatrud said. "Our deputies responded to the area where he was last seen, which was the wooded area around the park."

Deputies searched the area but were not able to locate Markham, Skatrud said, and determined that he was probably gone before deputies arrived.

The sheriff's department released several messages via Nixle, advising of the ongoing search and as of 9 p.m. Monday Markham was no longer believed to be in the Wisconsin 81/County N area. According to the sheriff's department, Markham was last seen at a residence in Monroe at 6:30 p.m. Monday and was then thought to be on a blue bicycle and possibly en route to the Beloit area.

Markham was arrested in Beloit on Saturday, June 22, on charges of theft and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent, after police investigated the theft of a car from outside the Monroe Northsider, 180 N. 18th Ave.

Skatrud said Markham is not considered dangerous but the sheriff's department is requesting if residents see Markham that they not approach him but rather contact the department at 608-328-9401.

- Jeremy Pink