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EC woman gets probation for allegedly using a gun to demand money in drug deal

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April Laganse April Laganse
Emily Turk Emily Turk
Phillip Geissler Phillip Geissler

Eau Claire (WQOW) -
A woman accused of using a gun to try to get her money back when she was cheated in a drug deal was put on probation Wednesday for two years. 

Judge Jon Theisen also ordered Emily Turk to maintain absolute sobriety during that time and get any necessary treatment or counseling.

Police say Turk paid two people for meth, but they didn't deliver. So, she tracked them down to an apartment on Jeffers Road, and demanded her money back at gunpoint. There was a struggle for the gun, and police were  called to the scene. 

Posted December 2017
Eau Claire (WQOW)
- All is calm now in a west-side Eau Claire neighborhood, but that wasn't the case for a portion of Friday after police responded to a report of a man with a gun. It happened on the 3600 block of Jeffers Road. 

Eau Claire police said Emily Turk had paid Phillip Geissler and April Laganse for methamphetamine, but they did not deliver. She returned to the apartment with a loaded handgun and demanded the money.  At one point, she also pointed the gun at other people in the apartment.

Police responded and said everyone came out of the house and cooperated. 

There are multiple people in custody that were interviewed Friday.

  • Emily Turk, 01/17/83, Disorderly Conduct, 2nd degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Phillip Geissler, 04/13/79 Theft, Probation Violation
  • April Laganse, 05/15/77, Theft

Eau Claire police told News 18 it is almost one year to the day that they responded to the same house for a similar call.

"We were able to contact them via phone and talk them out. This situation is very significant. Any time we have a situation or a call when someone has a weapon, especially a firearm, that elevates it for our response," said Officer Kyle Roder.

For Turk, police are recommending charges disorderly conduct, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.  

Geissler was booked on theft and a probation violation. They will both spend the weekend in jail. Laganse was booked for theft but released.  

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