We're learning more about the Taylor County deputy who was shot and the details surrounding the shooting.
Authorities say Chad Kowalcyzk was responding to a call of a court violation when he was shot at several times. The Taylor County Sheriff's Department says Alexander Schneider, 27, was arrested in connection with that shooting. Schneider remains in the Lincoln County Jail on a $1 million cash bond.
According to court documents, Schneider was arrested earlier last month after the Taylor County Sheriff's Department said he forced his ex-girlfriend into his car and physically abused her. Court documents show the alleged victim said Schneider slapped her, and threatened her with a machete. Deputies arrested Schneider at his home in Westboro. He faces four felony charges, including recklessly endangering safety and intimidation of a victim. Court documents show he posted bail on those charges a few days later.
Now, Schneider could faces more felony charges after authorities say he shot at a deputy. Authorities say Chad Kowalcyzk is recovering in a Wausau hospital. On Tuesday, Newsline 9 spoke with his uncle, Jim Kowalcyzk who is the sheriff in Chippewa County. Jim Kowalcyzk says Chad is expected to make a full recovery and is in good spirits considering what happened.
Sheriff's officials say Deputy Kowalcyzk was responding to a call when Schneider shot at him several times. Officials say one bullet grazed Kowalcyzk's arm, another hit his stomach. Family members say he was wearing a bullet proof vest.
Kowalcyzk has been a deputy with the Taylor County Sheriff's department for five years. His uncle says he's expected to make a full recovery.
Kowalcyzk was born and raised in Boyd, Wis. His uncle says this incident has not stopped him from wanting to continue to pursue his dream in law enforcement.
As far as the investigation, the Taylor County Sheriff says multiple agencies are assisting. While few details are being released, authorities say they are looking into a Facebook page under the name Alexander Schneider.
Schneider does remain behind bars, but has not been formally charged. Newsline 9 has not been able to reach Schneider's attorney for comment.
Newsline 9 will continue to update this story as more details become available.
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