A 30-year-old man is accused of threatening his mother and injuring an officer while resisting arrest.
Steven L. Fietzer, of Iola, is charged with disorderly conduct with a weapon as an act of domestic abuse, causing injury while resisting arrest and resisting arrest.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Iola Police Officer Curt Field was dispatched to East State Street in response to a domestic disturbance.
According to the criminal complaint, the caller said her son, Fietzer, had threatened her and she was trying to hide in the bathroom. She said he told her if she called the cops he would get his bow and arrow and shoot any cop who set foot on the property. He had gone into the garage to get the weapon.
Field called for backup. When dispatch advised him that Fietzer had returned into the house, Field decided to make immediate contact out of concern for the mother.
Fietzer met Field at the door and told the officer he did not need to be there and should leave, the complaint says.
Field said he needed to speak with Fietzer’s mother, and Fietzer again reportedly told him to leave.
Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputies Dan Lewinski and Bill Zeamer arrived at the scene.
While Field and Fietzer were standing at the door talking, Fietzer’s mother then came to the door and tried to speak to the officers, but Fietzer reportedly began yelling at her to shut up.
Field then noticed a compound bow, loaded with an arrow, sitting on a table. He pushed past Fietzer, grabbed the bow and removed the arrow.
Fietzer then walked into the kitchen, picked up a knife and began stirring the contents of a pan on the stove.
Field told Fietzer to put down the knife. Fietzer told Field he was in the house illegally without a warrant and needed to leave. He put down the knife.
When the officers attempted to escort Fietzer out of the house, he refused to comply, the complaint says.
Field deployed an electric stun gun, but it was ineffective in controlling Fietzer.
While the officers struggled to take Fietzer into custody, Fietzer reportedly hit Field in the face and on the back of his head.
After Fietzer was arrested, Field went to the Waupaca hospital, where he was treated for a concussion.