BARRON COUNTY -- One person has been taken into custody after authorities responded to an incident in Barron County, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 8:31 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a residence north of New Auburn for a subject with a knife causing a disturbance and destroying a trailer home on the property.

Deputies arrived and made contact with the subject, Justin Curtis, 41 of Chetek. Justin was in possession of the knife and refused to drop the knife while speaking with the deputies. Justin was advised to drop the knife and that he was under arrest for a warrant and possibly other charges for damage to the trailer. Justin continued to refuse to drop the knife and a less lethal bean bag was used and struck Curtis in the leg. He continued to refuse the drop the knife and went back in the house.

The Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team was paged to respond to the scene to assist in taking Curtis into custody.

A short time later, Justin exited the trailer without the knife and was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to Barron Hospital for treatment.

Following the medical release, Justin was transported to the Barron County Jail and is being held on the probation warrant and awaiting possible charges by the DA.

The Barron/Rusk Emergency Response team was canceled prior to arrival at the scene.

-- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: Aug 05, 2022 12:09 pm CDT

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