BARRON COUNTY - A 25-year-old Rice Lake man is currently being held in the Barron County Jail on 1st Degree Intentional Homicide after authorities responded to a call which a 23-year-old man from Chetek was found deceased, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 12:55 p.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a female at 1138 27th Street, Chetek stating she located her son outside and not breathing with blood inside the house.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with a Wisconsin DNR Warden arrived on scene and located Garrett Macone, 23 of Chetek, deceased outside the residence.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene along with a reconstruction team from the WI State Patrol to process the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives conducted several interviews and at 11:04 p.m., took Andrew Brunette, 25 of Rice Lake, into custody.

Brunette is currently being held in the Barron County Jail on 1st degree Intentional Homicide, awaiting formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office later this week.

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

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff



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