By Lisa Pett
A Stevens Point man wanted on at least seven outstanding warrants was arrested Monday night by Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas.
Jeffrey Grenlie, 32 of Stevens Point had a string of warrants and remained on the loose after failing to make several court appearances. Grenlie was finally caught after Sheriff Lukas made a traffic stop late Monday night.
Grenlie, whose previous charges included misappropriation of identity, felony bail jumping, operating after revocation as well as probation and parole violations, was a passenger in a vehicle that illegally passed the sheriff’s unmarked police car.
Grenlie appeared via video from the Portage County Jail on Tuesday before Judge Tom Eagon. When asked why he failed to appear previously, Grenlie told the judge that he “had a bad drug problem.”
Judge Eagon set a $4,000 cash bond.
Grenlie remains in custody in the Portage County Jail and his next court appearance is scheduled for April 28.