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Man taken into custody following domestic disturbance, fire, resisting officers | By Sgt. Brad Robinson

Sheboygan Falls, WIOn Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at approximately 4:24 p.m., the Sheboygan County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a disturbance in the N6100 block of Sunset Ave., in the Town of Sheboygan Falls.

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The caller reported their female neighbor had a protective order against a known male who was now inside the home.

This male had physically attacked the female, was destroying property, threatened to burn down the home, and was engaging in self-harm.

The Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department, the Johnsonville Fire Department, the Town of Sheboygan Falls First Responders, and Orange Cross Ambulance were dispatched to the area.  The City of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department responded to the disturbance later at the request of fire departments on scene.

Deputies were dispatched to the home.  From outside of the residence the first Deputy on scene observed the man inside of the home dumping gasoline throughout the home.

The Deputy entered the home and the male lit a fire inside of the home, that was ultimately fueled by the gasoline.  The male was physically resistant to the Deputy’s attempts to subdue and take him into custody.

A second Deputy arrived on scene of the disturbance and they were able to restrain the male as he continued to physically resist their efforts to control and remove him from the home.

By the time they were able to control the man, the fire had grown substantially.  Because the house was now filling with heavy smoke, the Deputies were forced to exit the residence as they were being overcome by the smoke.

As more Deputies arrived they retrieved and used numerous fire extinguishers in an attempt to put out the fire.  They were eventually able to re-enter the home and remove the male suspect from a bedroom.  

The male was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.  He was transported to the Sheboygan County Detention Center where he is being held on potential charges of:

Disorderly Conduct (Domestic Violence)

Battery (Domestic Violence)

Intimidation of a Victim

Criminal Damage to Property

2nd Degree Reckless Endangering of Safety

Arson

Two Deputies involved were taken to local hospitals for medical treatment.

The fire was completely extinguished by the fire department, but the home sustained substantial damage.  

The female victim was located nearby with non-threatening injuries.  The Red Cross is assisting the victim.

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