Two arrested after brick thrown through deputy’s window

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Two men were arrested over the weekend after a brick was thrown through the window of a Nebraska deputy’s house over the weekend. 

Cory Haase, 40, of Woodland Park and Jeffrey Ronnfeldt, 35, of Pierce, were charged with terroristic threats, obstructing a police officer, and resisting arrest. Haase was also charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office said a brick was thrown through a window of an on-duty deputy’s Woodland Park home around 1 A.M. on Sunday. The deputy’s wife and children were home at the time.

The sheriff’s office found footprints in the snow that led to a residence about two blocks away. There, they spoke with Haase and Ronnfeldt, who appeared to be intoxicated. The sheriff’s office said a disturbance occurred, which led to the tasing of Ronnfeldt. 

After execution of a search warrant of the residence, authorities found shoes that matched the footprints in the ceiling. They were known to belong to Haase. For causing the damage and terrorizing innocent family members, Haase received the additional charges. 

No one was hurt at the deputy’s home, and damage was estimated to be several hundred dollars.

“This is not a game, and often it is a very dangerous and violent business that we chose to take part in, however our Castle and families are off limits,” said Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger. “This reminds me of more than 20 years in Stanton when a gutless neighbor decided to fire a high-powered rifle into my home with my then young daughters sleeping nearby.”

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