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$1M bond for Westboro man that shot, wounded sheriff's deputy

Alexander Schneider
Alexander Schneider

MERRILL, WI (WTAQ) - A $1 million bond has been ordered for a northern Wisconsin man accused of shooting and wounding a sheriff's deputy during a standoff. 

Charges are still pending against 27-year-old Alexander Schneider of Westboro, who had a bond hearing Monday before Taylor County Circuit Judge Ann Knox-Bauer. 

Authorities said they tried to take Schneider into custody on Sunday night for violating a previous court-ordered injunction. WSAU in Wausau said Schneider was previously ordered not to have contact with an underage girl with whom he allegedly was having sex since she was 13. 

Officials said Schneider wounded Taylor County deputy Chad Kowalczyk,  and then ran away. Schneider was arrested three hours later, after a regional manhunt. 

He's being held in the Lincoln County Jail in Merrill. 

Deputy Kowalczyk was shot in the abdomen, but his condition was not disclosed. 

On Facebook, Schneider posted late Sunday that he shot at officers -- and he was trying to tell a woman he was sorry for the person he had become. 

Online court records show he was charged this summer with two counts of child sex assault and reckless endangerment, and he was freed on a signature bond. Schneider was later charged in July with five other counts including threats, battery, reckless endangerment, and bail jumping. 

He had posted a $5,000 cash bond in that case. 

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