UPDATE: Preston Kraft Captured.




The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office says they have taken homicide suspect Preston Kraft into custody.

No further details have been released at this time.


The Sheriff’s Office is asking all schools in the county to keep students inside.

The School District of Ladysmith said it is a precautionary measure due to the homicide suspect still at large.

Preston Kraft, 31, is considered a suspect in the death of 53-year-old Robert Pettit from the Conrath area.

Pettit’s body was found Friday at the intersection of County Road I and Blueberry Rd., near Conrath.

Sunday, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office said it received two separate reports of possible sightings of Kraft in the Blue Hills.

Deputies want to remind people in the Township of Atlanta to lock their houses and their vehicles.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Preston Kraft, you are asked to contact the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency.

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