12/6/17 – A Waupun man was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for injuring a Beaver Dam police officer during a foot chase. Bradley Buechel entered an Alford Plea in September to a felony count of Resisting an Officer causing Substantial Bodily Harm. As part of an Alford Plea, the defendant refuses to admit guilt but agrees there is enough evidence to convict. Three Beaver Dam officers were doing extra patrol in the Lakecrest Drive area in May when three people ran from one of the apartments. An officer tried to stop Buechel, was able to catch up with him and tackled him. The 33-year-old resisted arrest and the officer was injured in the scuffle. Another officer assisted and they were eventually able to hold Buechel down. Buechel’s wallet was found in a grassy area and drugs were found inside. Buechel admitted to possessing heroin and crack but did not know how much he had with him. Once released from prison, Buechel will be placed on extended supervision for three years.
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