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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - A 59-year-old Durand man is facing two charges after a hunting incident in October.
Ronald W. Larson was charged Monday in Chippewa County Court with a felony count of substantial battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
His initial court appearance was Tuesday.
If convicted on both counts, Larson could face an $11,000 fine and almost four years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint:
A New Auburn man said he received permission to hunt on a friend's land near Highway Q in Chippewa County on Oct. 25.
When the New Auburn man came out of the woods after hunting, Larson confronted the man. Larson told the man he was trespassing.
Larson asked, "Who gave you written permission?"
Then Larson told the man he was going to take his bow away from him. The man's bow was sitting on the tailgate of his truck. Both men took hold of the bow.
With Larson's other hand, he used his flashlight to hit the victim's head. The victim fell to the ground. The man then got up and left the area in his truck.
When a Chippewa County sheriff's deputy contacted Larson, he said he believed the man was trespassing.
Larson said he was told by authorities previously in another county that he needed proof when alleging that someone was trespassing.
For proof, Larson said he was going to take the man's bow.
He also attempted to make a citizen's arrest.
Larson denied hitting the man with a flashlight. Instead, Larson said the man hit his head on the edge of his own tailgate after trying to punch Larson.
Larson also said the man made contact and punched out one of Larson's teeth. When he showed the deputy his mouth, the deputy noted that Larson's teeth were not in good shape and the missing tooth could have come out previously.
The victim was taken to an area hospital.