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DA: Tomahawk man had gun at high school game

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MEDFORD (WAOW) – A 38-year-old Tomahawk man who had a state permit to carry a concealed weapon and brought a pistol to his son's baseball game has been charged with having a gun on school grounds, according to a criminal complaint.

David T. Anderson was charged with the felony in a May incident at a baseball field at Medford High School, the complaint said. He is to make his first appearance in Taylor County Circuit Court on July 15, online court records said.

The maximum punishment for the felony is 3 ½ years in prison.

According to the complaint, police were called to the baseball field May 20 about a man possibly carrying a concealed weapon.

When three officers arrived, Anderson was sitting by himself on a bench along the third base line and they could see he had holster on his right hip, the complaint said.

Anderson told the officers he had a gun and was carrying it for protection and "in case something were to happen,” the complaint said.

He showed the officers his identification, his concealed carry permit and his state Department of Corrections identification, the complaint said.
 
Anderson was told he was not allowed to carry a gun on school grounds.

David said he was just there to watch his son play baseball and asked if he could secure the weapon in the hard-locked compartment on his motorcycle,” the complaint said.

Anderson removed the holster with a semi-automatic gun, put it in the secure compartment and was allowed to return to the game, the complaint said.

There was no attorney listed for Anderson in online records.
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