Tomah man arrested after firing two shots outside a Wilton tavern

 

A Tomah man fired two shots from a pistol outside the Hitchin’ Post in Wilton late Saturday and was arrested after a pursuit that ended in Tomah. 

At about 11:49 p.m. Saturday, Monroe County Communications Center received a 911 call from an employee at a tavern on Main Street in Wilton. The caller reported that Curtis Goulet, 52, of Tomah had arrived at the tavern and was involved in a minor disturbance before obtaining a pistol from his truck and firing two shots from a pistol outside the tavern.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and began looking for Goulet. About 10 minutes after the 911 call, a trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol located Goulet’s truck on Highway 131 near County Highway A. Goulet fled from officers when they tried to stop him and continued northbound into Tomah, where Tomah Police Department personnel deployed tire deflation devices. Goulet’s truck hit the tire deflation device, but he continued on to his residence. Goulet exited the truck and was arrested without further incident.

Physical evidence at the scene, including shell casings and bullet impacts to the tavern and a nearby building, along with corroborated witness statements, indicated that Goulet had fired two shots from a 9mm pistol, which was also recovered.

Goulet was booked at the Monroe County Jail for the following charges:

• Attempted homicide

• Recklessly endangering safety

• Operating a firearm while intoxicated

• Operating while intoxicated — third offense

• Knowingly fleeing an officer

• Disorderly conduct

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Wilton Police Department are jointly investigating this incident, and the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Tomah Police Department assisted during the pursuit and arrest.

Comments are closed.

  • Vernon County National Night Out set for Aug. 3

    April 9th, 2021
    by

    The Emergency Responders of Vernon County would like to announce the second annual Vernon County National Night Out event. The date is set for Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 4–8 p.m. at the Vernon County Fairgrounds


    Monroe County’s highway weight restrictions end April 12

    April 9th, 2021
    by

    Seasonal weight restrictions placed upon Monroe County highways will be removed effective Monday, April 12.


    Book review: ‘Sycamore Row’ by John Grisham

    April 8th, 2021
    by

    Few people in Ford County, Miss., had ever heard of Seth Hubbard, at least by name, when attorney Jake Brigance received the letter and handwritten will in the mail on a Monday morning.


    Brookwood students named to honor roll

    April 8th, 2021
    by

    The following Brookwood Junior/Senior High School students were named to the third-quarter honor roll.


    Election results for April 6

    April 6th, 2021
    by

    The following are the results of the local contested races.


  • Correction: Town of Ridgeville sample ballot

    April 1st, 2021
    by

    An incorrect sample ballot for the Town of Ridgeville April 6 election appeared in the April 1 issue of the County Line.


    Meet the candidates: Local races will be on the ballot at April 6 election

    March 31st, 2021
    by

    In early March, the County Line sent questionnaires to candidates for the Norwalk, Kendall, Ontario and Wilton village boards and the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District and the Royall School District boards.


    Book review: ‘Of Human Bondage’ by W. Somerset Maugham

    March 31st, 2021
    by

    Philip Carey was born with a club foot. That fact — that handicap — colored his every perception.


    What’s the siren?

    March 31st, 2021
    by

    In Vernon County, there are several warning systems that can be activated rapidly during severe weather events, which are monitored closely by Vernon County Emergency Management, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, and your local police and fire authorities.


    Rep. Oldenburg to hold listening sessions

    March 26th, 2021
    by

    State Rep. Loren Oldenburg (Viroqua) will hold state budget listening sessions in Crawford, Vernon and Monroe counties on Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9.


    Book review: ‘Dear Life’ by Rachel Clarke

    March 24th, 2021
    by

    “Dear Life” is a must read. The author, Rachel Clarke, is a British palliative doctor.


  • Archives