Man Arrested After Report of Shots Fired During Domestic Disturbance

Monday, January 15, 2018 | Media Release |


LENROOT TOWNSHIP - On January 13, 2018 at about 01:12 a.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received two calls reporting a domestic disturbance and shots fired at a residence on Valley Road in the Township of Lenroot.  Sawyer County Deputies, assisted by the City of Hayward Police Department and the Wisconsin DNR, responded to the scene.

Deputies met with the 40-year-old female victim, at a location away from the residence.  The victim advised that she was physically assaulted by the male suspect, identified as Andrew L. Ahrens, age 39, and that Mr. Ahrens fired a gun inside the residence after he assaulted her. The victim was not harmed by the gunshots, but did sustain injuries during the physical assault.  



A few minutes later, the suspect, Andrew Ahrens, called the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and advised that he would be waiting outside the residence with his hands up.   Mr. Ahrens was subsequently arrested without incident.  Potential criminal charges on Mr. Ahrens for Domestic Abuse Battery and Recklessly Endangering Safety with a Firearm will be forwarded to the Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office for review.  

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Sheriff Douglas Mrotek



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