Beaver Dam Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Threatening Police

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for threatening police. In May, Michael Nelson was found guilty by a jury 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. Beaver Dam police were called out to the 200 block of Seippel Boulevard in July of 2018 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, the 34-year-old made multiple attempts to avoid being secured in handcuffs and repeatedly shouted derogatory statements towards police. As Nelson was being placed in the back of a squad car he spat in the face of an officer and said (quote), “if [sic] I catch you on the street all of [sic] you are [sic] going to get shot up.” After sentencing, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said the threats made by Nelson cause concern for police safety and the safety of their families. Klomberg added that the officers involved in this incident acted with professionalism and great restraint despite continuous abuse by the defendant. In addition to prison, Nelson was placed on extended supervision for seven years.