Beaver Dam Man Found Competent To Stand Trial In Officer Assault

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man charged in separate incidents with assaulting police and threatening to stab his mother was found competent to stand trial yesterday (Tuesday). In October, a competency exam was ordered for Jesus Rodriguez who is facing one felony count of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer along with misdemeanor Resisting an Officer and Disorderly Conduct. Beaver Dam police responded to the Lakecrest Apartments in August and found Rodriguez recklessly griping his three-year-old nephew while attempting to fight-off his sister and police. Law enforcement was eventually able to remove the child from Rodriquez but in their efforts to subdue him, the suspect allegedly kicked and head-butted an officer. Two months later, police were called to a domestic disturbance report involving Rodriquez. The 22-year-old reportedly threatened to beat and stab his mother. In talking with investigators, Rodriquez said that he believed that doctors were going to “sacrifice” him and that his mother was going to kill him. His mother reportedly told officers that her son does suffer from mental health problems and that he is getting more out of control. If convicted, Rodriquez faces over six years in prison. A judge will decide later this month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.