Rural Portage Man Facing Multiple Charges After Domestic Incident Involving Firearms

(Portage) A rural Portage who reportedly fired multiple shots during a domestic incident was arrested Friday. Around 9pm, Columbia County dispatch received several 911 calls about a domestic dispute between a husband and a wife involving firearms. While on the phone with the caller, dispatch overhead multiple shots being fired. Sheriff Roger Brandner says those shots were later determined to have been fired inside of the residence. He says the victim in the incident was able to self-evacuate from the home before law enforcement arrival. When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect was outside of the residence and was in possession of a firearm. Brandner says law enforcement gave him commands to put the weapon down and comply. He says the male fired a single shot into the woods behind the home before dropping the firearm and surrendering. The suspect, who was identified as 60-year-old Forest Lucas, was taken into custody. No one was harmed during the incident. Brandner says further investigation revealed that Lucas was impaired by alcohol and drugs. Lucas is facing charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Possession of a Firearm while Intoxicated, Disorderly Conduct and multiple drug charges.