BARRON COUNTY — Authorities in Barron County have arrested an Almena man after they responded to call from a woman on Sunday stating that her boyfriend had a gun and was shooting it in the air, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

(Press Release) — On Sunday, December 29, 2019, at 9:40 p.m., the Barron County Communication Center received a 911 call from a female, at a residence just north of Poskin, stating that her boyfriend was upset and took a gun outside and was shooting it in the air and made threats to her if she called law enforcement. The female was advised to find cover and locked herself in a room and remained on 911 with our dispatcher until we arrived.

The Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team responded to the scene. Contact was made in driveway with Casey Murray, 38 of Almena.

Casey would not comply with law enforcement and continued to make threats towards law enforcement. Two less lethal bean bags rounds were used, striking Casey in the legs and Casey was taken into custody. He was treated an area hospital and is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Armed While Intoxicated, Domestic Abuse and Disorderly Conduct. He is waiting formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office later this week.

A handgun was located in the vehicle Casey exited when law enforcement arrived on scene.

This case remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


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