Kelby Lee Krause, 59 of Merrill– was charged October 27 with Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.
According to court records, Krause was reportedly involved in an incident in the City of Merrill on September 4 during which he was engaged in a dispute with another party. During the dispute, Krause reportedly bent the radio antenna on a vehicle and removed a dog dish without consent.
While a Lincoln County deputy was investigating the matter, Krause was reportedly observed driving past the location of the incident, then made a U-turn and drove past again. The deputy followed Krause to make contact regarding the reported dispute and reportedly observed Krause’s vehicle cross the center line on CTH K, nearly striking a curb. Following further investigation, Krause was taken into custody on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)-1st Offense.
Krause made his initial appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court on October 19 facing the 1st Offense-OWI charge.