UPDATE (WQOW) - An Eau Claire man charged with attacking an officer, and smoking meth in front of his daughter reached a plea deal Tuesday.
John Northrop pleaded guilty to 4 of the 11 charges, including possession of meth and child neglect.
According to police, Northrop broke a court order to not have contact with his family, and had allegedly smoked meth in front of his daughter. When police arrived, Northrop admitted to the meth use, and attempted to flee, at one point trying to release his pit bull to attack officers.
Judge Michael Schumacher sentenced Northrop to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.
August 25, 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW) - An Eau Claire man faces 11 charges, including causing mental harm to a child, after allegedly smoking meth in front of her and attacking police.
John Northrop, 30, was charged in Eau Claire on Friday. According to the criminal complaint, on August 4, he threatened to harm himself with a knife. After he was arrested, he was ordered not to have contact with his wife or child.
Police were called back to the home on Beverly Hills Drive in Eau Claire on Wednesday, August 23 after child protective services reported that he had violated his bond by watching his young child and smoking meth in front of the 5-year-old.
When police arrived, they said Northrop admitted to smoking meth and attempted to run away from police, at one point trying to release his pit bull to attack an officer.
Once in custody, police said Northrop smashed the window of a car in the driveway with his head.
A hearing in the case has been scheduled for October 3.