On Sunday, December 29, a little after 9:30 at night the Barron County
Communication Center received a 911 call from a female, at a residence just north of Poskin, stating that her boyfriend was upset and took a gun outside and was shooting it in the air and made threats to her if she called law enforcement.
The female was advised to find cover and locked herself in a room and remained on the line. The Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team responded to the scene. Contact was made in driveway with 38 year old Casey Murray, of Almena. Casey would not comply with law enforcement and continued to make threats towards law enforcement. Two less lethal bean bags rounds were used, striking Casey in the legs and Casey was taken into custody.
He was treated an area hospital and is being held in the Barron County Jail on charges of Armed While Intoxicated, Domestic Abuse and Disorderly Conduct. He is waiting formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office later this week.
A handgun was located in the vehicle Casey exited when law enforcement
arrived on scene. This case remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.