Hours-long standoff in Lake Mills ends with arrest

An hours-long standoff Friday between deputies and a Lake Mills man ended with his arrest, according to a news release.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a man driving allegedly under the influence and possibly suicidal at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

“Additional information received was that he was possibly armed with a firearm and made threats towards law enforcement if he is stopped,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Lake Mills police found the vehicle and attempted to stop it, according to the report. The driver refused to stop and drove to a residence on County Road B in the town of Lake Mills.

He drove into the driveway and refused to get out or comply with law enforcement.

After several hours, sheriff’s negotiators were able to take the 44-year-old town of Lake Mills man into custody. No one was injured, officials said.

According to the new release, several charges were pending early Saturday, though the sheriff’s office didn’t specify the charges or share the identity of the man involved in the standoff.