Jury trial scheduled for man charged with threatening Washburn County deputy

Alan Fusak. – Photo from Washburn County Sheriff’s Office

Danielle Danford | Staff writer

SHELL LAKE – A jury trial is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, for Alan M. Fusak, 41, Prentice, on battery or threat to a judge, prosecutor or officer and resist or obstruct an officer, according to Washburn County Court records. Fusak pleaded not guilty to the charges in February.

Fusak was originally arrested on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in Ashland County. While in custody to the Washburn County Jail, Fusak became verbally threatening to the Washburn County sheriff’s deputy transporting him. At one point Fusak threated the deputy’s family.

Fusak’s threats continued upon arrival at the jail where he became verbally argumentative as well as combative. Fusak continued to make threats to other assisting deputies while he was booked into the jail.

The maximum penalty for threatening an officer, a class H felony, is a $10,000 fine and/or imprisonment of six years. The charge of resist or obstruct an officer is a misdemeanor that has a maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine and/or imprisonment of nine months.