The Court has sentenced a man on his criminal firearm charges which stemmed from an incident in November 2017 when Barron County K-9 Koda was sent into a residence to apprehend an armed suspect.
According to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department (see below) on November 6, 2017, a report was received on November 4, 2017 of a male suspect, later identified as Andrew Bauerfield, causing problems at the Cabin Bar and Grill. While law enforcement was en route to the scene, a second call came in stating that Bauerfield was outside the bar and had a handgun.
When law enforcement arrived, Bauerfield had fled to a nearby residence. Bauerfield refused to exit the residence, and ultimately K-9 Koda was sent inside to apprehend him. Bauerfield was successfully taken into custody shortly thereafter.
Online circuit court records show that charges of Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony, Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct were filed against Bauerfield.
The Court accepted a Guilty Plea from Bauerfield earlier this year to his charge of Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony. His other charges were dismissed but read-in.
At a sentencing hearing on July 2, 2018, the Court sentenced Bauerfield to 7 years - Imposed and Stayed - 3 years of initial confinement followed by 4 years of extended supervision.
The Court imposed a sentence of 3 years of probation for Bauerfield, with conditions that he complete all evaluations, counseling, treatment and follow-up ordered by the Department of Corrections. Bauerfield is also prohibited from possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverages and may not go on any premises where alcohol is sold.
Should Bauerfield violate the conditions of his probation, the Court may immediately order him to serve the prison term of 3 years.
K-9 Koda Apprehends Armed Suspect
Monday, November 6, 2017 | BCSD l Press Release
On Saturday, November 4th, at 10:20 p.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at 157 2nd Ave Clayton, the Cabin Bar and Grill, for a subject causing problems.
Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene. While in route to the scene a second call came in advising this subject was now outside the bar and had a handgun.
When deputies arrived, the subject was not there but was identified as Andrew Bauerfield, 34, and he had fled to a nearby house. Deputies made contact with Mr. Bauerfield but he refused to exit the house. Deputies were able to get Mr. Bauerfield to open the door and observed a shotgun next to Mr. Bauerfield.
Deputies attempted to talk Mr. Bauerfield out but he continued to refuse deputies commands. Deputies deployed a Taser to apprehend Mr. Bauerfield. Mr. Bauerfield continued to refuse commands and K-9 Koda was sent in the house to apprehend him.
Mr. Bauerfield was treated for minor injuries from the K-9 apprehension and is currently being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Probation Violation and Resisting Arrest.
Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff