A man wanted for a bank robbery in Calumet County and a bomb threat to a nearby school was arrested Wednesday. Sheriff Mark Ott said 45-year-old Jeffrey Lowery of Chilton was taken into custody without incident at a hotel in Milwaukee.
Officials said they determined Lowery’s whereabouts Wednesday afternoon, and the F.B.I. has been among those helping with the investigation. Ott said his department would ask prosecutors to file charges of robbery and making a bomb threat.
A second suspect, 50-year-old Ricky Rutkowski of New Holstein, was arrested last weekend.
Authorities said Lowery apparently claimed to have a gun when he entered the Calumet County Bank in Sherwood last Friday. He reportedly asked for money, and told bank personnel he placed bombs at a local school. That resulted in a lockdown and a search at the school, and no bombs were found.
Rutkowski is suspected of being the getaway driver in the bank holdup.