Man Arrested Following Odd Incident In Eldorado

An Oshkosh man has been arrested following an odd incident that occurred Monday morning in Eldorado. FDL County Sheriff’s Deputes were notified just after 11:20 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 of a suspicious person near the address of N9515 Highway 26, in the Town of Eldorado.  

Initial reports indicated this person was walking around the location and looking in the windows and then then continued to walk south on Highway 26.

Several deputies of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area in an attempt to locate the suspicious person, described as a male with a backpack.  Deputies were able to locate this person on STH 26 a short distance south of the initial call.  

Deputies attempted to ID the individual and question the behavior with deputies observing that the person appeared to possibly be under the influence of narcotics or experiencing a mental health episode.   They also observed that the person had injuries consistent with sliding along a roadway surface, commonly referred to as “road rash”.  

The person began making abnormal and inconsistent statements and while the deputies were speaking with him, he ran from this location on the shoulder of the roadway, across traffic on STH 26 to the other side of the roadway.  Both deputies followed him across the roadway, and based on their observations of his behavior and statements, attempted to detain him for his safety.

The individual resisted, at which time he and the deputy both went to the ground.  During the altercation the deputy suffered a significant knee injury and given the person’s state of mind, the level of resistance, the injury to the other deputy, and not knowing how that injury was caused, the second deputy deployed a “Taser” to gain control of the person.  This was successful and the deputies were able to gain control of the person.

Both the person and the deputy were transported by ambulance for treatment.  27-year old deputy was treated and released.  The person was evaluated, treated, and released back to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office. 

The 38-year-old Oshkosh man was transported and booked into the Fond du Lac County Jail on several charges resulting from the contact with Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office deputies.  Further investigation into the incident and injuries to the person revealed that he had jumped out of a moving vehicle on STH 26 in Winnebago County before Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office deputies had contact with him.