Snow fall and icy roads kept deputies busy this past week. Snow began falling late Tuesday afternoon mixed with freezing rain. Deputies responded to five crashes and two vehicles in the ditch. One vehicle rolled over on Tannery Road south of US Hwy. 8, the driver was checked by Tomahawk EMS for his injuries but he refused transport.
On Friday morning snow again caused issues on the roadways. Several crashes were checked including one on County Rd. D at Birch Road in the Town of King that involved a minor injury. Tomahawk EMS and Tomahawk Fire Department assisted at that scene.
A 17-year-old Eau Claire man, currently a student at Lincoln Hills School in Irma, was arrested Friday morning on two felony counts of battery. A deputy responded to the facility just after 11 a.m. to investigate the complaint. The suspect is being held in the Lincoln County Jail and will have a bond hearing on Monday.
A 48-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Friday afternoon after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Tomahawk. The victim indicated the suspect had arrived at the residence in violation of his felony bonds in Lincoln County Court. When deputies arrived the suspect had fled into the woods but was soon located and arrested due to the findings of their investigation. The man remains in jail on three felony counts of bail jumping, battery, disorderly conduct and a felony charge of intimidating a victim. The man will have a bond hearing on Monday in Lincoln County Court.
Three people struck deer this past week in Lincoln County. A turkey was also struck, A Tomahawk man struck the bird on Thursday on County Rd. E in the Town of Bradley.