Man who allegedly threatened deputy with shovel arrested

Columbia County Sheriff 11

PORTAGE, Wis. — Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Tuesday after they said he threatened them with a shovel.

Officials said there was a warrant out for the 40-year-old’s arrest. A deputy reportedly saw him trying to hide his identity with a wig while walking in the 200 block of West Carroll Street just before 11:45 a.m.

A Portage police officer reportedly tried to make contact with the man, but he ran away. He was found behind an address on West Pleasant Street. As officers approached him, he ran away again. Officials said that before he was arrested the man armed himself with a shovel and used it to threaten a deputy.

A search after his arrest allegedly revealed 5.1 grams of meth as well as drug paraphernalia.

He faces charges of violating a probation warrant, resisting or obstructing an officer, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamines, possession with intent at or near certain places, battery or threats to law enforcement, two counts of felony bail jumping, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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