Man is arrested following Adams County standoff
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – A man is in custody following a 1.5 hours standoff with Adams and Sauk County deputies.
On Jan. 3, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance at an address located in the Adams County town of Springville to take a subject into custody for a criminal matter.
“Adams County deputies responded to the address with a Sauk County detective. Upon arrival members in the home denied the subject Sauk County was looking for was home,” a release from Sheriff Brent York stated.
“Deputies received consent from the homeowner to search for Timothy Owensby, age 31, of Grand Marsh. Upon entering a bedroom deputies located Timothy on a bed concealed under clothing and blankets.
“Upon removing the clothing and blankets Owensby was observed with a knife in his hand. For the next approximate 1.5 hours deputies attempted to talk with Owensby to comply and to drop the knife. Owensby armed himself with a second knife during this time.
“Additional Sauk County Deputies responded to the scene to assist. Less-lethal force options were used to take Owensby into custody.
“During this process Owensby made overt stabbing motions with a knife towards a deputy which penetrated his uniform jacket. Owensby also made statements that he was going to kill the deputies.
“Owensby was later medically cleared and is incarcerated in the Adams County Jail.”
The following charges are being referred to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office: first degree attempted intentional homicide, failure to comply with officers attempt to take person Into custody, resisting / obstructing – soft tissue injury – two counts, battery / threats to law enforcement – eight counts, and first degree recklessly endangering safety.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, as well as LifeStar Ambulance.
No additional information is being released at this time.