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13 charges filed against man for Florence County gun incident


FLORENCE COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Charges have been filed against a man accused of threatening tubers on the Pine River Oxbow in Florence County earlier this month.

Authorities say 70-year-old Gary Bovee pointed a shotgun at a group of tubers floating on the river in Commonwealth Township and told them the river belonged to him and that he was, "King of America."

Sheriff's officials say Bovee also confronted other groups of tubers on August 9.

Bovee was arrested and was found with two guns and 280 rounds of ammunition.

He's charged with 13 misdemeanor counts, including 12 of intentionally pointing a firearm at a person.

A $10,000 bond was set for Bovee in court Tuesday. He was also ordered not to have any contact with the victims or DNR agents. He also cannot go onto any DNR property, not to drink or possess alcohol, not to go into a bar or tavern and not to have a gun.

According to court records, Bovee's address is listed as Cottage Grove, near Madison.

(Additional reporting from FOX 11).