Two Arrested In Beaver Dam On Attempted Homicide Charges From Columbia County Incident

(Beaver Dam) Two people were arrested in Beaver Dam on Attempted First Degree Homicide charges. Columbia County sheriff’s deputies were called to an altercation at the Pardeeville Road Wildlife Area in the Township of Wyocena around 5pm Wednesday. The caller reported that she and her boyfriend met up with two male subjects to buy marijuana. She told authorities that the drug deal turned into a rip-off and a fight ensued. A BB gun, a pocketknife, and a 9-millimeter pistol were brandished. Sheriff Roger Brandner says one of the male subjects attacked the caller’s boyfriend by striking him the face with a handgun. He says while the caller and her boyfriend were attempting to leave the scene, the back window of their vehicle was shot out by the suspect using the 9-millimeter pistol. Deputies spoke with witnesses and developed lead resulting in the suspects being identified and taken into custody. Brandner says 19-year-old Lucas Szopinski if facing charges Attempted First Degree Homicide, Battery, Armed Robbery, and First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. A sixteen-year-old male was also arrested on charges of Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide as a Party to a Crime, Armed Robbery, and First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. The incident is still under investigation. Assisting the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Beaver Dam Police Department, and Blystone’s Towing.