Report: Man threatened deputies, three others

HAMBLEN TWP. — A Brown County man has been charged for threatening to beat up his son and police officers, and to burn down a trailer with two people in it.

Officers were called to a home on Three Notch Road April 29 to investigate a battery reported to have occurred near the property. Rickey L. Haines, 63, immediately began yelling at the officers and would not allow them to talk to him or the suspect, a police report said. He told them they had to leave his property unless they had a warrant, the report said.

He yelled toward deputies, “All of you respect me or I’m gonna whoop somebody’s (expletive),” the report said. Toward Deputy Andrew Eggebrecht, he said, “If you come here looking for a fight, you found it (pounding chest). … I’m going to get a stick,” the report said.

Haines did not want his son to give deputies a written statement, the police report said. He told deputies about his son, “I’m gonna take him out” and “You’re gonna be back up here tonight ‘cause me and him’s gonna get it on,” the report said.

About two hours later, police were called back to the area, this time to a neighboring home. A different man and four other witnesses told police that Haines had threatened to burn down the trailer the man lives in, with he and his wife inside, if he didn’t move out by midnight May 2, the report said.

Haines was charged June 13 with three counts of intimidation — two of them felonies and the other a misdemeanor — and two counts of disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.