Chetek Man Arrested Twice In A Week, Faces Charges Including Assault On Police Animal

Barron County Sheriff's Office Faces Second Confrontation with Domestic Abuse Suspect: Man Apprehended After Barricading Himself in Violation of Court Orders,

Chetek Man Arrested Twice In A Week, Faces Charges Including Assault On Police Animal

BARRON COUNTY (DrydenWire) - A Chetek, Wisconsin man is being held in the Barron County Jail after being arrested twice in the same week, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 5:45 p.m., the Barron County 911 Center received a call of a domestic abuse incident occurring at a residence north of Chetek.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Cameron Police Department responded to the scene and met with the female victim. It was determined that the male suspect was in the residence and needed to be taken into custody.

Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect in the house but he refused to come out. The Barron/Rusk Armored Vehicle was used to provide cover for the deputies as they approached the house with Barron County K9 Jasper.

Commands again were given from the armored vehicle for the suspect to exit the residence or the K-9 would be sent in. The suspect gave no response. Entry was made by K-9 Jasper and the deputies. The suspect was located hiding in the bedroom and apprehended by K-9 Jasper. The suspect punched and choked K-9 Jasper. A Taser, shield and physical compliance were used by deputies to get the suspect into custody.

The suspect, Donald Springer, 60 from Chetek, was charged in Barron County Circuit Court on Friday, December 1st, with Domestic Abuse-Battery, False Imprisonment, and Criminal Damage to Property-Domestic Abuse, Resisting Arrest and Cause Injury to Police Animal. He was released on Friday, December 1st on a $1,000 cash bond with a condition to not have contact with the victim or the residence.

On Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 5:40 p.m., the Barron County 911 Center learned from the victim that Don Springer had barricaded himself inside the residence he was not supposed to have contact with. Attempts were made instructing Mr. Springer exit the residence with no response.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence to enter and locate Springer. The Barron Rusk Emergency Response Team was called in to execute that warrant. The PA and diversionary device was used to attempt contact with him in the residence and no response was received. A ram was used on the door and window of the house and contact was made with him. At that time Mr. Springer did exit the residence and he was taken into custody.

Springer is being held in the Barron County Jail on the charge of violating the Domestic Abuse No Contact Injunction.

-- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: Dec 04, 2023 10:25 am CST

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