Beaver Dam Man Charged With Spitting On, Threatening Officers

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $25-thousand dollars Thursday for a Beaver Dam accused of threatening police. Michael Nelson made his initial appearance on felony charges of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Discharge Bodily Fluid at a Public Safety Worker as well misdemeanor charges of Bail Jumping and Disorderly Conduct. On Tuesday (July 17), Beaver Dam police were called out to the 200 block of Seippel Boulevard following a domestic disturbance. While Nelson was not located at that time he was later spotted near North Spring Street. As officers attempted to take him into custody, Nelson reportedly made multiple attempts to avoid being secured in handcuffs and constantly shouted derogatory statements towards police. As Nelson was being placed in the back of a squad car he allegedly spat in the face of an officer and said (quote), “if I catch you on the street all of you are [sic] going to get shot up.” If convicted on all charges, the 33-year-old faces roughly fifteen years in prison. A judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.