Sparta man involved in weekend standoff has bond set

A Sparta man involved in a standoff over the weekend had bond set Monday at $25,000 cash with conditions.

Andrew Raymer, 35, was charged with failure to comply with an officer and operating a vehicle without consent, both which are felony charges. He also faces misdemeanor charges including criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, resisting and obstructing an officer, and bail jumping.

Raymer will appear back in Monroe County court on December 14th. 

Amanda Miller, 29, who was also involved was released on bond and will appear back in court on December 15th.

The Sparta Police Department responded to a disturbance around 11:23 p.m. Friday night at 834 Goodman Court.

Authorities say when they arrived, they determined a “violent altercation” had occurred and those involved, Miller and Raymer, had retreated into the residence and refused to come out or cooperate with police.

Police said Raymer made threats toward other parties.

Authorities said Miller eventually left the residence, but would not follow police orders and became combative so she was arrested at the scene. Raymer also came out of the residence and displayed a rifle to police before retreating back into the residence.

The Sparta Police Department evacuated several neighbors due to safety concerns.

The Monroe County Tactical team deployed OC spray, but said Raymer wasn’t affected by it.

The La Crosse County Tactical team breached the residence through an exterior wall.

Authorities said residents may have heard loud shots or explosion type sounds because of the wall breach and OC spray deployment.

Around noon on Saturday, the Sparta Police Department posted on their Facebook page that Raymer had been taken into custody and the incident was resolved.