(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in prison for making threats against police. Last April, Samuel Stephenson entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Threats to a Law Enforcement Officer.
In the early morning hours of January 14 of 2019, 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 identified as the instigator and began to flee on foot when officers spotted him nearby. 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 made verbal threats towards staff and officers as well as one of the city’s K-9’s. During sentencing, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said threatening an officer is a serious and aggravated offense. The 23-year-old was also placed on extended supervision for five years.