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UPDATE: Man involved in Jackson County standoff charged

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Juan Gabriel Aguilar, left, and Jolene L. Gadbois, right. Photos courtesy Jackson County Sheriff's Office Juan Gabriel Aguilar, left, and Jolene L. Gadbois, right. Photos courtesy Jackson County Sheriff's Office
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UPDATE: The Jackson County man who police said used a child as a shield during a standoff was formally charged Thursday.

Juan Aguilar faces five counts, including two felonies, for the incident on Monday.

Deputies said they were serving a search warrant for a stolen car to Aguilar's home in the town of Alma. When they arrived, deputies said he pointed a gun at them and made threats. Authorities also learned a woman and small child were in the home.

After an hour, Aguilar came out using the child as a shield.

He eventually let the child go and was arrested. The stolen vehicle, as well as guns and drug paraphernalia, were found in his home.

His bond was set Thursday at $5,000.

He's due back in court Monday.


Two people are in custody after a standoff at in Jackson County Monday.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office released details of the standoff Wednesday afternoon.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said authorities were serving an arrest warrant at a home on Kenny Road in the Township of Alma north of Black River Falls based on a Chippewa County Sheriff's Office vehicle theft investigation. It was believed the stolen vehicle was in a large shed on the property.

Deputies said when they arrived, Juan Gabriel Aguilar, 44, pointed a rifle out of the window of the residence at officers and made threats.

Authorities set up a perimeter and negotiated with Aguilar, but he continued to make threats toward law enforcement. Deputies also learned a woman and small child were also in the home.

After about an hour, Aguilar came out of the home, using the small child as a shield from law enforcement. Deputies said Aguilar challenged and charged at them while holding the child.  

Negotiations continued, and Aguilar eventually released the child and was quickly taken into custody.

Authorities said they found the stolen vehicle in the shed, as well as several firearms and drug paraphernalia in the home.

Deputies took Aguilar into custody on the following charges: Endangering Public Safety with the use of a Dangerous Weapon, Obstructing an Officer, Child Neglect, Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Jolene Gadbois, 30, was also taken into custody on charges of Obstructing an Officer and Child Neglect.

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