2 deputies injured in brief standoff in Columbia County, sheriff says

MORRISONVILLE, Wis. - A Dane County man is in custody, accused of stalking in Columbia County, officials said. 

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office said 43-year-old Jeffrey Boyce Jr., of Morrisonville, was being sought Friday by Columbia County Law Enforcement for an incident that occurred late Thursday into early Friday morning. Boyce was wanted on suspicion of stalking, two counts of felony bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping.

The sheriff's office was informed that Boyce was reportedly in the village of Rio at a local business where he created a disturbance just before noon on Friday.

Boyce was later located in Pardeeville by a Columbia County deputy, according to the report. Boyce was noncompliant and combative, officials said.

A brief standoff ensued. Additional deputies arrived and an electronic control device, or ECD, was deployed on two occasions in an attempt to take Boyce into custody, according to the report. The ECD was ineffective, but deputies were able to gain control of Boyce utilizing control techniques.

Boyce was arrested on the original charges as well as felony attempted battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Two deputies suffered minor injuries during the arrest.

Boyce was at the Columbia County Jail on Friday awaiting an initial appearance on the charges, the sheriff's office said. 

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