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.