Wisconsin DNR warden facing charges in Monroe County

CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. (WKBT) — A conservation warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources could be facing charges in Monroe County after an incident in rural Camp Douglas.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, investigators referred Michael R. Weber, 30, Camp Douglas, Tuesday to the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office for charges of going armed while intoxicated–which is a class A misdemeanor–and disorderly conduct.

According to the release, the incident, which took place in Juneau County, began after a 911 hang-up at about 1:41 a.m. Tuesday during an argument between a married couple. Juneau County Sheriff’s Office responded, then requested assistance from Monroe County due to a conflict of interest with their department, which works with Weber.

The incident did not rise to the level of a domestic violence mandatory arrest; however, investigators determined there was probable cause to Weber, according to the release. Due to COVID-19 protocols, Weber was not taken into custody and transported to jail.