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Sparta man arrested after threatening officers with shotgun

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SPARTA, WI (WXOW) - Friday evening around 7:15 pm officers were searching for 22 year old Raymond Towne.

He was wanted for several warrants and earlier Friday officers went looking for him.

They went to his house and police say he was standing outside with a shotgun waiting for them.

Police heard him pump a shell into the shotgun chamber.

Officers had to negotiate with him to put the gun down.

They were able to arrest him with charges of Endangering Safety with the use of a Dangerous Weapon, Bail Jumping and Resisting an officer.

Traffic had to be averted in the area for almost an hour.

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