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Eau Claire County (WQOW) - Charges are filed in a weekend domestic dispute that led to the SWAT team being called to a Fairchild residence.
Joshua Peterson was charged Monday. He's accused of domestic abuse battery and possessing drugs with intent to sell them.
Friday night witnesses told deputies that they could hear a woman
screaming for her life and could see the silhouette of a person
repeatedly hitting another person inside Peterson's mobile home.
Neighbors said the attack lasted for at least half an hour, and that
they heard a man say "Do you want me to stab you?"
Both the man
and woman eventually came out of the home and Peterson was arrested.
Officers say they found marijuana and prescription drugs in the
home along with guns and knives. They say Peterson admitted he had been
selling marijuana for months.
Fairchild (WQOW) - An alleged hostage situation in Fairchild ends peacefully.
It happened Friday night around 9:30. The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department got a call of a domestic dispute at a trailer on Camp Road in Fairchild. The caller reported that a man had pulled a woman inside a trailer at knife point. The Eau Claire County SWAT team was called out, along with the county's armored vehicle. Neighboring trailers were evacuated after several attempts to contact the male and female inside.
"As the tactical team was coming down the road, both the male and female exited and the officers told them to put their hands in the air. They complied, and they were taken into custody at that point with no altercation whatsoever," said Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer.
The 19-year-old suspect's name is not being released. The woman, his 23-year-old girlfriend, was not injured. The suspect was arrested, and is expected to be charged with disorderly domestic dispute among other charges. The sheriff says guns and a knife were found inside the home. The sheriff's department is still working on the case. More information is expected to be released later.
UPDATE: A man was in custody late last night as the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office waited for a search warrant following a domestic dispute that was being considered a hostage situation.
Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer said police originally received a phone call at about 9:30 of a domestic dispute at a trailer home on Camp Road in Fairchild. Callers reported there had been an altercation and that afterwards the par went back into the trailer. At that point, several attempts were made to get in contact with the couple. There was no response to any phone calls or knocks on the door.
At that point a tactical team was called due to concerns of a hostage situation. A perimeter was established, and while evacuating neighboring trailers, a 19 year-year old male who owned the trailer and his 23 year-old girlfriend were taken into custody. At that point, Cramer said the pair were not being cooperating with police.
During a sweep of the trailer home, an officer saw what Cramer described as a possible illegal weapon and drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Ron Cramer did not know at the time if alcohol was involved, but that no one was injured.
UPDATE: At this point, the investigation continues. A 19-year-old male and a woman of unknown age are being questioned after calmly being taken into custody by police. The police are awaiting a search warrant. There are no injuries to report at this time.
UPDATE: The sheriff says one person is in custody after a standoff in Fairchild. The woman's condition is unknown at this point.
Fairchild (WQOW) - A hostage situation is underway in Fairchild at a trailer park on Camp Road.
The Eau Claire County Sheriff says a man is reported to be holding a woman at knife point and has her locked in a bathroom in Fairchild. The sheriff says they will be evacuating the surrounding trailers.
A caller reported a fight between a man and a woman. The Sheriff says the caller told them the man dragged a woman inside the house. The caller also saw a knife.
We'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
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