Beaver Dam Man Accused Of Threatening Police

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $5,000 Monday for a Beaver Dam man accused of making threats against police. Samuel Stephenson is charged with one felony count of Threats to a Law Enforcement Officer as well as misdemeanor charges of Resisting an Officer and Bail Jumping. Early Monday morning (January 14), Beaver Dam police were dispatched to Lincoln Avenue following reports of a fight that had broken out in the courtyard of an apartment complex. Stephenson was allegedly identified as the instigator and began to flee on foot when officers spotted him nearby. According to the criminal complaint, Stephenson was holding a five foot long two-by-four and refused to stop for police. After a brief chase, an officer deployed his Taser gun and Stephenson was taken into custody. While being booked at the Dodge County Jail Stephenson reportedly made verbal threats towards staff and officers as well as one of the city’s K-9’s. If convicted on all charges, the 21-year-old faces roughly 32-years in prison. A judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.