Town of BD Man Arrested Following Gun Incident

8/4/11 – A Town of Beaver Dam man was arrested Tuesday following a gun incident at the North Hills Mobile Home Park. Police Chief John Kreuzinger says it started around 4pm while the suspect’s neighbor was mowing the lawn. 52-year-old Keith Nickels was allegedly taunting the woman, telling her not to blow lawn clippings on his property and calling her a series of expletives before threatening to shoot her in the head. The woman went inside to call police and her brother confronted Nickels. That’s when authorities say Nickels pulled a gun and told the man (quote) “do you want it now or later.” Police took Nickels into custody at gunpoint and executed a search warrant at his residence. An air-soft pellet gun was recovered. Chief Kreuzinger says it looked like a real gun and the callers obviously thought it was real. Nickels is formally charged with misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct and Displaying or Carrying a Facsimile Firearm. He had a signature bond set at $350 Wednesday.