Menominee Falls Man Waives Prelim In Trooper Assault

7/7/17 – A Menominee Falls man who allegedly attacked a state patrol trooper will head to trial. Zachery Jach waived his right to a preliminary hearing yesterday on three felony counts of Resisting an Officer Resulting in Bodily Harm, Fleeing from an Officer, and Criminal Damage to Property Over $2,500 dollars as well as one misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damage. The trooper was working a Click-it campaign near the Town of Hubbard last Tuesday when he noticed Jach passing a vehicle at excessive speeds. He reportedly clocked Jach going 86-miles-per-hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone. The 21-year-old eventually stopped his car in the traffic lane on County Highways S at TW, then reportedly put the vehicle in reverse, crashed into the trooper’s squad car, exited and became aggressive. The squad sustained over $4,500 dollars in damages. That’s when two passerby’s stopped to assist the trooper. A Hustisford man blocked the vehicle from leaving then he and another bystander wrestled with the suspect. In speaking with investigators, Jach said he had reportedly become suicidal over the past few months and wanted a cop to end it. He also allegedly admitted to being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana and warrant was issued and a mandatory blood draw was taken. If convicted, Jach faces over 13 years in prison. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for August 2.