Hartford Man Arrested in Beaver Dam Pistol Whipping

8/5/11 – Police arrested a 46-year-old Hartford man early Thursday morning after he reportedly assaulted a man outside a Beaver Dam residence before trying to break-in. It happened in the 600 block of Madison Street just after 2 a-m. Authorities say the suspect was upset and believed money was owed to him. According to witnesses, the subject left the residence and returned a short time later armed with a .357 caliber handgun. He then allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old Beaver Dam man outside the residence with the handgun. After trying to get back into the home he fled the scene but was taken into custody a few minutes later following a traffic stop. The man was arrested on charges of OWI 3rd offense and taken to jail. Charges of disorderly conduct, substantial battery, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to a dwelling, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon have been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office.