BARRON COUNTY -- A Washburn County Dispatch/Jailer, Brian Wyberg, has been placed on administrative leave, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

On Friday, March 6, 2020 the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by the Washburn County Sheriff’s Department regarding a possible theft case occurring at the Sheriff’s Department.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department assigned a detective to this case and over the course of that investigation took Brian Wyberg, 35, into custody and he is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Theft, Illegally Possesses Prescription Drugs and Misconduct in Public Office.

Washburn County Sheriff Dennis Stuart stated that Wyberg has been employed at the Sheriff’s Office for 6 years and was serving as a dispatch/jailer.  Sheriff Stuart advised that he has placed Wyberg on administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation. At this point in the investigation it appears Wyberg is the only Sheriff’s Office employee connected to this investigation.

This is all the information we are releasing at this time as this case remains active. While Wyberg is being held in the Barron County Jail-charges will be referred to the Washburn County District Attorney’s Office.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Last Update: Mar 11, 2020 7:03 pm CDT

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