Wednesday, August 23rd

Authorities Sunday arrested a Merrillan woman wanted in the 2015 heroin death of Vernell Pugh.

Harley Est, 24, was arrested in Galesville after authorities spotted her inside a car, according to the La Crosse County Sheriff's Department. 

Est is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide. Prosecutors argue she injected Pugh with heroin while he was asleep, which aided in his death, according to the complaint.

Est for weeks taunted authorities, writing that she would turn herself in on the Black River Falls Police Department's Facebook page.

She will appear in court Thursday.

A man arrested with Est, 32-year-old Zachary Wittenberg of La Crosse, faces charges of harboring or aiding a felon.