Man tased by MPD after fight at fishing tourney

A 26-year old Cable, Wisconsin man is in the Lincoln County Jail after deputies and Merrill police officers took him into custody after an incident in the Town of Merrill early Saturday evening.

A cell 911 call reported a fight had occurred on the ice of Lake Alexander during a fishing tournament. According to witnesses Jeromie M. Wilson was intoxicated and starting trouble throughout the afternoon. When Wilson tried to enter another man’s ice fishing shack a fight broke out.

Wilson told people he was a sheriff’s deputy from Sauk County in southwestern Wisconsin, and he was going to use a firearm he had. As deputies responded, officers from the Merrill Police Department watched for Wilson’s vehicle which had fled from the scene. They stopped it on Grand Avenue and while attempting to take Wilson into custody, he failed to comply with their demands, prompting a taser to be used.

Wilson, who is on probation, did not have a gun on him, nor is he a member of law enforcement. He was charged by deputies with battery and disorderly conduct for his actions in the county, Merrill Police arrested Wilson for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated second offense, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and a probation hold. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and booked.

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