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Chippewa County inmate punches, headbutts sheriff

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - An inmate attacked a local sheriff, and it was all caught on camera.

The attack happened in September in the Chippewa County Jail.

According to the complaint, Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk opened the door to Ryan Denning's cell, when Denning punched Kowalczyk in the face several times. 

Kowalczyk said he was hit in the cheek, chin and shoulder. Once Dennis was handcuffed, he got in one more shot, headbutting the sheriff. Kowalcyzk said he did not seek medical attention.

Several days later, during a court appearance, Denning headbutted his own lawyer. Denning remains in jail on $30,000 bond. He returns to court in late October.


Posted Sept. 25, 2017:

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) -- A Chippewa Falls man faces a felony charge after allegedly punching the Chippewa County Sheriff in the face.

The incident took place on Sept. 15. According to the complaint, Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk opened the door of Ryan Denning's cell, when he punched the sheriff several times in the face. Once Denning was handcuffed, he got in on more shot, headbutting Kowalczyk in the face.

Denning was originally in jail on battery charges. A Chippewa County judge set bond at $30,000. Denning returns to court Oct. 3.  

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