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Authorities arrest boyfriend after threatening girlfriend with rifle

TOWNSHIP OF LEBANON (WKOW) – Dodge County authorities arrested a man after his girlfriend claimed he pointed an AK 47 rifle at her and made threats Friday night.

Authorities said the 29-year-old female called 911 around 11:49 p.m. to a residence on Warbler Way in Hidden Meadows Trailer Court on Friday after reporting that her boyfriend fired a rifle at her.  As the woman was talking to the dispatcher, she was hiding behind a neighbor's snow bank and unaware of where her boyfriend was at the time.

Authorities said a neighbor in the area called dispatch and reported hearing a lot of gun shots being fired.

Dodge County Deputies and the City of Watertown Police responded to the scene.  Officers set up a perimeter at the trailer park entrance and the Sheriff's Department SWAT Team was activated.

The 30-year-old suspect was contacted by a deputy via cell phone and eventually surrendered.  Authorities found the AK 47 rifle in plain view behind a neighbor's storage building.  Officials said the rifle had a live round inside the chamber, the safety was off and a loaded 30 round magazine was inserted into the rifle.  Deputies also found three loaded 30 round magazines lying next to the rifle and a high powered scope was attached to the rifle.

Authorities contacted DA Klomberg and got a search warrant for the residence.

Authorities took the male suspect into custody and incarcerated him on numerous charges.  The female party was arrested for obstructing and was transported to jail.

Dodge County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the City of Watertown Police Dept and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Deputies remained on scene for six hours.

"All those who responded exposed themselves to potential ambush. I would like to single out Deputy Jamie Buelter who negotiated the man out of the home and Deputy Jason Boeck who was able to gain the cooperation of the subject which was of great assistance to investigators on a very cold night," said Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls.

The incident remains under investigation by the detective division.

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