Police arrest ear bite suspect|
A suspect in an ear bite attack at an Antigo tavern earlier this week has been arrested.
Police took the 26-year-old into custody at a Superior Street home Wednesday afternoon. He is scheduled to make an appearance in Langlade County Circuit Court later today on various criminal charges including a felony count of battery.
A second male at the residence was also arrested on a charge of obstructing an officer for lying to police about the suspect’s whereabouts.
The assault occurred at an Edison Street tavern late Tuesday. The victim, a 31-year-old Antigo man, was treated at Langlade Hospital after a portion of his ear was bitten off in the tussel. He also suffered a broken tooth.
Second person charged in raid of drug house
A second person has been charged in connection with the raid of a suspected drug house on Antigo’s north side earlier this month.
Daniel R. Darling, 37, of 318 North Ave. was ordered held on a $5,000 cash bond following a local courtroom appearance where he stood accused of possession of methamphetamine and the purchase of pseudoephedrine on behalf of another with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to court documents, Darling was initially arrested on a probation hold after he admitted to ingesting methamphetamine approximately two weeks following his release from prison in February.
A search warrant was subsequently executed at his residence in March during which empty boxes of cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, a main ingredient in the making of meth, were seized.
A second occupant of the home, 29-year-old Anthony J. Flasch is also jailed in connection with the case. A witness told authorities that approximately two weeks prior to the search, Flasch was spotted running from the home with a clear two liter soda bottle. The bottle and its contents exploded with powdered residue scattering on the outside of the house and a vehi
Man loses part of ear in fight at Antigo tavern
An Antigo man is missing a part of his ear as a result of a fight at a downtown tavern late Tuesday.
The 31-year-old also suffered a broken tooth in the assault and was treated at Langlade Hospital.
The suspect in the attack, a 26-year-old Antigo man, left the scene and as of this morning had not been arrested. He is being referred to the district attorney’s office on multiple charges including inciting mayhem, battery, disorderly conduct, causing criminal damage to property and bail jumping.
According to police, the men were linked through a woman who was also at the bar — the injured male’s current girlfriend who at one time dated the suspect and is the mother of his children.
The woman told police the attack was not provoked, explaining that the suspect ran up to her new beau and punched him. The ear bite occurred during the tussle.
The portion of the lost ear was packed in ice and given to the investigating officers.
Officials said a gumball machine inside the tavern was also damaged in the fight.
In an unrelated case, sheriff deputies advise a 21-year-old Lakewood woman will face charges for drug-related activities. S
Naptime ends in citation for Antigo man
An Antigo man was cited for driving with a suspended license after found sleeping in his vehicle parked at the intersection of 10th Avenue and Hudson Street just after midnight today.
Police were told that the man had been parked there for approximately a half hour and the vehicle’s high beams were shining at homes in the residential district.
The 29-year-old explained that he recently had surgery, his medication made him drowsy and he needed to take a nap. According to police, he was put through field sobriety tests and passed.
His car was parked to the side of the road and contact was made with an acquaintance to drive him home.
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Spring has sprung across the northwoods, with the opening of Riverview Golf Course, sign-ups for spring ball leagues, and the annual Taste of the Town fund-raiser for Langlade County United Way.
The docket also includes a great comedy show tonight at Vickie and the Vets, the final two performances of Antigo High School’s “Camelot,” and much more.
A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
Laugh it up with Twin Cities comedian Michael Thorne tonight at Vickie and the Vets Bar and Hall.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance or at the door.
Vickie’s will be open for dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. It’s rib night and the restaurant will also be serving Lenten specials and fish frys.
TASTE OF THE TOWN
The United Way of Langlade County will hold its annual Taste of the Town fund-raising event Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m., at North Star Lanes. There is no admittance fee. Food tickets will be sold at the door.
The evening will feature a variety of local restaurants and businesses, including Buck’s Pizza. Billy Timber’s Pub and Eatery, Natural Living, Culver’s, Dix
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