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Shelter in place lifted, 'domestic situation' in Fredonia, sheriff's office says

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 14:02:41-05

FREDONIA, Wis. — The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office said a suspect is in custody after a domestic-related incident caused a shelter in place order to be issued in Fredonia Thursday.

The order was issued shortly before 11 a.m. for residents and businesses in the immediate area around Pine Street and Heather Lane.

Officials said 48-year-old Ryan Rybicki was in a single-family residence in the 400 block of Heather Lane. When deputies arrived, they were able to separate the female victim from the residence.

Rybicki, however, refused to follow deputies commands and went into the resident. At the time, he had three active felony warrants and was court-ordered to have no contact with the female victim. He was not allowed to be in Ozaukee County.

The Washington County SWAT team responded along with the Ozaukee County Special Response Team, who apprehended Rybicki around 3 p.m. He was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation following his arrest.

In addition to the active warrants, chargers were forwarded to the Ozaukee County District Attorney's Office for Threats to Law Enforcement, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Bail Jumping and Failure to Comply with Officers attempt to take a person into custody.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office said this was an isolated incident, and there's no threat to the public.

The scene near the incident Thursday.

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