Charges are expected in a Barron County Domestic Incident.
It was on Monday, April 5th at 2:54 p.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a domestic abuse incident taking place just east of the City of Rice Lake.
The report was a possible hostage situation and shots were fired outside the residence. Neighbors did confirm that several gunshots were heard at the residence. Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the WI State Patrol, WI DNR, Rice Lake Police Department and the Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team responded to the scene.
Phone contact was attempted with no response so the armored vehicle was used to approach the house. A male subject was taken into custody, without further incident, and is being held in the Barron County Jail. The female in the residence was also located, interviewed and released.
This case remains under investigation and formal charges are expected tomorrow by the Barron County District Attorney’s office.