Prosecutors in Dane County are asking for misdemeanor charges against the man arrested earlier this month at the Wisconsin Capitol after he brought a pistol and a rifle to see the governor.
The DA’s office charged 43-year-old Joshua Pleasnick yesterday for carrying a firearm in a public building. Capitol Police arrested Pleasnick back on October 4th when he showed up at the Capitol with a gun on his hip and a dog on a leash, and demanded to speak to Governor Evers about domestic violence towards men. He bonded out of jail and returned to the Capitol a few hours later with a rifle. He was arrested again. Pleasnick faces nine months in jail and up to a ten-thousand-dollar fine.