BARRON COUNTY -- A Barron County Deputy will be out 8-to-12 weeks and another was injured and back to work following the arrest of a suspect in Barron County, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

On Sunday, May 3rd at 12:34 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a disturbance occurring at 1150 12th Street, just west of Barron.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department arrived and during the course of the investigation went to take Joe Brown, 53 of Barron, into custody. Mr. Brown resisted arrest and during the struggle injured two Barron County Deputies.

Both deputies were treated to Mayo Hospital for hand injuries. One deputy is back to work and one deputy will require surgery and be out for 8-12 weeks.

Mr. Brown is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Bail Jumping, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer.

Formal charges are pending by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office.

Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: May 04, 2020 10:36 am CDT

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