Illegal immigrant arrested after allegedly threatening farm workers with gun

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 24-year-old Adell man on several weapons charges after the man reportedly entered a milking parlor at a dairy farm on Orchard Valley Road in the Town of Farmington.

The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m.

The man reportedly entered the farm and demanded to speak with someone who worked there. When the witnesses stated that the individual was not there, the suspect displayed a handgun and pointed it at them.  After several minutes, the suspect left the farm. 

Deputies developed information that the suspect lived in the Town of Scott in Sheboygan County.  The suspect was located there and placed under arrest. 

During a subsequent interview, the suspect admitted to possessing a firearm and deputies suspected he was intoxicated. He also stated that he was in the United States illegally. 

The suspect was booked into the Washington County Jail on two charges of Endangering Safety by Reckless Use of a Weapon, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. 

Deputies later contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement with case information.  They verified his illegal status. 

With that information, the Washington County DA will not pursue state charges, and the suspect will be charged with federal firearms and immigration charges. 

The suspect was turned over to federal authorities on November 29th.