Charges Dropped Against Beaver Dam Man Who Threw Pie At Deputy

(Beaver Dam) Charges were dropped Tuesday against a Beaver Dam man accused of spitting and throwing a pie into the face of a sheriff’s deputy. A doctor determined that Mark Gallagher is not competent, and the state moved to dismiss charges. Gallagher was charged with felony Resisting an Officer and Bail Jumping as well as misdemeanor charges of Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct. The dismissal comes with the condition that Gallagher sign a placement order to go into protective custody. In April, a Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy was asked to assist a property owner with an eviction on Elm Street in Beaver Dam. According to the criminal complaint, Gallagher had a belligerent attitude and when he attempted to re-enter the home the deputy told him to leave. That was when Gallagher was said to have reached for a pie, throwing it at the deputy and striking him in the face. Gallagher also grabbed the deputy’s glasses and apparently threw them off the porch while he was being arrested. While in handcuffs, the 22-year-old reportedly spat directly into the deputy’s face.