Tiger in Spain 0 Posted July 26, 2006 Share Posted July 26, 2006 Take two cheeseheads, add lots of alcohol, a large fire, pickups, pepper spray, and some pieces of a garage. Stir well at high speeds. Men charged after bonfire incident Man arrested at gunpoint Two Ada men were charged Friday after allegedly preventing firefighters from extinguishing a large bonfire, squirting the assistant fire chief with a garden hose and leading deputies on a chase Thursday night. Alexander P. Farmer, 21, of W3959 Highway 32, and Kenneth E. Neuhaus, 43, of W3963 Highway 32, were charged today in Sheboygan County Circuit Court. Farmer was charged with felony attempting to elude an officer and reckless endangerment as well as misdemeanor negligent operation of a vehicle and damage to property. Neuhaus was charged with felony interfering with firefighting and misdemeanor disorderly conduct and obstructing. Ada Assistant Fire Chief Dennis Grunewald said he could see an orange glow in the sky from his home Thursday night and followed it one-fourth of a mile away to Neuhaus' residence, where flames from the bonfire were 25 to 30 feet high. The men refused to allow firefighters on the property, according to a press release from the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department. Neuhaus told Grunewald "he did not need the Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ fire department," then squirted the assistant fire chief with a garden hose, said Capt. Dave Adams of the sheriff's department. When Farmer was asked to move his 1986 Ford pickup truck out of the way of firefighters, he said, "Watch this," and drove his vehicle into Grunewald's van and a garage, which had a 1980 Pontiac Firebird inside that was also damaged, Adams said. Firefighters had to move out of the way to avoid being hit by the truck, the sheriff's department said. Farmer fled the residence southbound on Highway 32 and turned off the truck's headlights as deputies approached him, the sheriff's department said. As deputies passed him, wood framing that had broken off the garage fell off the truck and damaged a squad car, the release said. Farmer led deputies on a chase at speeds up to 75 mph and ran a stop sign before crashing into a ditch at county Highways M and A, the sheriff's department said. Farmer tried to drive out of the ditch, but was arrested at gunpoint, the release said. Meanwhile, deputies at the house used pepper spray to subdue Neuhaus, who was uncooperative with officers, the sheriff's department said. A $1,500 cash bond was set for Farmer, who is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 2. If convicted, Farmer faces up to eight years in prison. A $1,000 cash bond was set for Neuhaus, who is scheduled for a continued initial appearance Monday. If convicted, he faces up to 30 months in prison. Mash here Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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