Sturgeon Bay man accused of injuring police officer

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STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Police say a 31-year-old Sturgeon Bay man sprained an officer’s wrist while he was being arrested.

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department was called at 1:38 a.m. Sunday to Poh’s Corner Pub for a report of a drunk man who was taking and drinking other people’s drinks.

Police initially asked the man to leave the bar, but they say he wouldn’t listen to them. Officers had to tackle the man to the ground to handcuff him, and during that process, the suspect landed on an officer’s arm.

The injured officer was taken to a hospital emergency room, where he was treated for a sprain with soft tissue injury.

Police also took the suspect to the hospital for a mental evaluation, where they say he told two officers he was going to kill them. Police say the man was also making suicidal and racially derogatory comments.

Once he was medically cleared, the man was taken to jail on two felonies, threatening a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with injury; and two misdemeanors, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

Police say they arrested the same man on Oct. 4 on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. He was out on bond and was not allowed to consume alcohol.