Eden Man Sentenced For Fight With Sheriffs Deputy
The 23-year-old Eden man who scuffled with a Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputy last July has been sentenced to six years and three months in prison and 11 years of extended supervision. Judge Peter Grimm sentenced Colton O’Brien Tuesday afternoon. District Attorney Eric Toney says if O’Brien had managed to get the deputy’s handgun during the scuffle it might have added to the community’s recent history of law enforcement officers that were killed or wounded in the line of duty. O’Brien wasn’t able to get the deputy’s handgun from his holster, but did punch the deputy. Meanwhile 20-year-old Tanner Gremminger of Campbellsport took the deputy’s taser, but didn’t use it. Toney says the deputy used his training to avoid using deadly force and Judge Grimm called the deputy’s actions heroic. He says he agrees with that. O’Brien was sentenced on charges of disarming a peace officer, felony bail jumping and a 2nd drunken driving offense. Gremminger has a plea hearing in his case on May 5th.