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UPDATE: Wis. man pleads not guilty in deputy shooting

UPDATE: A 28-year-old Westboro man accused of shooting and wounding a Taylor County deputy sheriff has pleaded not guilty.

Deputy Chad Kowalczyk

UPDATED Friday, December 20, 2013 --- 3:21 p.m.

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) -- A 28-year-old Westboro man accused of shooting and wounding a Taylor County deputy sheriff has pleaded not guilty.

Alexander Schneider was charged with attempted first-degree homicide and five other felonies in the Sept. 8 shooting of Deputy Chad Kowalczyk, who was hit once in the abdomen.

Kowalczyk was shot after he went to Schneider's home to investigate a woman's complaint that Schneider had sent her at least 16 text messages that day, in violation of a restraining order.

Prosecutors say Schneider shot the deputy through the front door with a .22-caliber rifle.

The deputy has been cleared to return to work but the exact date has not been determined.

Schneider has been jailed on $1 million cash bond since his arrest. WAOW-TV reports no trial date was set.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED: Monday, September 10, 2013 --- 9:29 a.m.

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- The Taylor County sheriff's deputy shot while questioning a suspect last week has been released from the hospital.

Sheriff's officials say Deputy Chad Kowalczyk was released from Aspirus Wausau Hospital Sunday. WEAU-TV reports law enforcement officers from Taylor and Chippewa counties, Stanley and Thorpe were among those who escorted the deputy to his parents' house in Boyd.

Taylor County sheriff's officials say the deputy, shot on Sept. 8, still has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

The man accused of shooting the deputy, Alexander Schneider, is being held on $1 million cash bond.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, September 10, 2013 --- 9:46 a.m.

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) -- The man accused of shooting a Taylor County sheriff's deputy is being held in jail on $1 million cash bond.

Deputy Chad Kowalczk is recovering at a hospital after he was shot Sunday when he went to a home in the town of Westboro to question Alexander Schneider about violating a court-ordered injunction.

The News-Herald Media reports the 27-year-old Schneider apparently posted on his Facebook Sunday night that he had shot at law enforcement officers and was preparing to die.

Schneider was arrested about three hours after the deputy was shot and was taken to the Lincoln County Jail. He appeared for a bond hearing Monday.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 6:27 p.m.

WESTBORO, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a suspect has been arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded in Taylor County.

Sheriff's officials say the deputy tried to contact the 27-year-old man at a home in the Westboro area Sunday night for an alleged violation of a court-ordered injunction. Authorities say the deputy came under fire and was injured, but was able to call dispatchers for help.

Emergency medical personnel and additional law enforcement officers were sent to the scene. Deputy Chad Kowalczyk was flown to the hospital where he's recovering.

WAOW-TV says the gunman was taken into custody about three hours later and was taken to the Lincoln County Jail.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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UPDATED Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 8:25 a.m.
Posted Monday, September 9, 2013 --- 7:45 a.m.

WESTBORO, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a suspect has been arrested after a sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded in Taylor County.

Sheriff's officials say the deputy tried to contact the man at a home in the Westboro area Sunday night for an alleged violation of a court-ordered injunction. Authorities say the deputy came under fire and was injured, but was able to call dispatchers for help.

Emergency medical personnel and additional law enforcement officers were sent to the scene. The injured deputy was taken by air to the hospital where he's recovering.

WAOW-TV says the gunman was taken into custody about three hours later and was taken to the Lincoln County Jail.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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