Police investigate possible case of human trafficking

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PLYMOUTH (WITI) -- A tip call on Monday, January 20th leads police in Plymouth to a wanted Milwaukee man -- and a possible case of human trafficking.

Officers came upon a woman who appeared to be confused and wandering the streets around 2:45 a.m. on Monday, January 20th. When the officers spoke with the woman, she indicated she was being held against her will -- and led police to a home.

"The officers at that time, based on the information from the female, felt that this may be a human trafficking case that was occurring in the city of Plymouth," said Deputy Chief Chris Ringel.

The woman was taken to the police station and questioned.

Meanwhile, officers learned a wanted man from Milwaukee was inside the home in question. They arrived at the house around 7 a.m. Monday.

"The person from Milwaukee with the burglary warrant was known to carry a firearm known to be armed in the past...weigh on the side of caution," said Ringel.

Officers tried to contact the person inside -- but did not establish communication.  The SWAT team was brought in to help with the situation around 7:30 a.m.

Around 10 a.m., the man inside the home police were trying to contact was taken into custody.

"We are interviewing and determining what else was going on in that residence do we have other changes? So there  may be arrests forth coming in this case," said Ringel.

Police have not released any names of the people involved. The 25-year-old suspect from Milwaukee is being held at the Sheboygan County Jail.

Meanwhile, the other man involved is a 24-year-old suspect in custody for human trafficking -- and the 16-year-old girl who was the original victim is in custody for an unrelated juvenile warrant out of Milwaukee.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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