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Man points loaded gun in officer's face, disarmed and arrested

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 18:40:06-04

WEST ALLIS--A man was charged after pointing a loaded gun at a West Allis Police officer, earlier in the month.

On July 15th, George Toeller of West Allis, 73, produced a loaded .38 Smith and Wesson in the Police Officer’s face while the officer was speaking to Toeller at the defendant’s back door, according to a criminal complaint.

The officer was able to push the gun away and get control of it, then took the defendant into custody.

Three city workers were at Toeller’s residence to mow his lawn, as he was neglecting to maintain it. Two city workers had attempted to mow it the previous day, but, according to the criminal complaint, Toeller threatened them and they left. Due to that initial confrontation a city employee requested a police presence at the home.

After Toeller was taken into custody police discovered several firearms and ammunition reloading supplies in a bedroom.

Toeller’s next court appearance is on August 5th for an indigency hearing.