SAWYER COUNTY - A 28-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested and is currently being held in jail following an investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.
On September 21, 2023 Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office Administration learned of allegations of possible domestic abuse by a Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy. Due to the nature of the allegations the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was asked to investigate.
During the initial investigation, Polk County Investigators had probable cause to believe that Deputy Ryan M. Schick, 28, of Hayward committed the crimes of Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment, Strangulation & Suffocation and Stalking.
Deputy Schick was arrested and is currently being held in jail. An initial appearance in court has yet to be determined.
The case remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
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