ADAMS COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) — A Grand Marsh man is facing multiple felony charges after Adams County Sheriff’s deputies say he hid under a pile of clothes before puncturing a deputy’s uniform jacket with a knife.
The sheriff’s office said the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office requested help at an address in the town of Springville to take a person into custody regarding a criminal matter in Sauk County.
When the Adams County deputies and a Sauk County detective arrived on scene, people in the home denied the subject, 31-year old Timothy Owensby was in the home.
Deputies received consent to search the home, and that’s where they found Owensby on a bed underneath clothing and blanket.
They said he also had a knife hidden under the blankets and clothes, holding the deputies at bay for about an hour and a half while they tried to talk him into dropping the knife so they could take him into custody.
During that time, officials say Owensby armed himself with a second knife, while more deputies from Sauk County responded to the scene.
Law enforcement said they then used less-lethal force options; but, while he was being taken into custody, Owensby made stabbing motions with a knife toward a deputy, cutting into that deputy’s jacket.
They say Owensby also made statements that he was going to kill deputies.
After being medically cleared, he’s currently in the Adams County Jail.
The following charges are being referred to the Adam’s County District Attorney’s Office:
- First-degree attempted intentional homicide
- Failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take person into custody
- Two counts of resisting/obstructing — soft tissue injury
- Eight counts of battery/threats to law enforcement
- First-degree recklessly endangering safety
Man arrested in Adams County after hiding from deputies, arming himself with knives