Guns discharged in 2 separate Columbia County disputes over 3 days, police say

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Wis. — Two men were arrested after guns were discharged in two separate Columbia County homes over two days.

According to a news release from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to domestic abuse incidents on Thursday night and early Saturday morning where guns were discharged during disputes.

The release said officers responded to a call for a physical altercation on Wolf Drive in Town of Pacific around 6:40 p.m. Thursday.

Police said two men were fighting for control of a pistol and the gun discharged.

Officers arrested Bryan Keith Mueller, 61, of Pardeeville, on suspicion of recklessly endangering safety, two counts of disorderly conduct and a domestic abuse enhancer.

Nobody was injured and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

The release said officers responded to a separate incident around 2 a.m. Saturday morning in the Township of Lodi.

Police said two men were involved in a family dispute and one man grabbed a rifle, leading to a fight.

Officials said the rifle was discharged during a struggle for the gun.

Officers arrested Dylan Scott Warnecke, 20, of Lodi, on suspicion of disorderly conduct, battery, domestic enhancer, a first-offense OWI, being armed while intoxicated and recklessly endangering safety.