Update: Lincoln Co. Deputy Returns To Work After Boldt Incident

Oct 10, 2019

Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Deputy Travis Watruba
Credit Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Department

A federal grand jury in Madison this week indicted a Town of Corning man for his alleged possession of several firearms after being convicted of felonies.

46-year-old Daniel Boldt is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted in U.S. court. Another aspect of Boldt's arrest finds a Lincoln County deputy returning to full duty after shooting Boldt in a confrontation west of Merrill in August.

Boldt allegedly displayed a shotgun after a traffic stop, which caused Deputy Travis Watruba to use deadly force. Boldt was taken to a Wausau hospital after the shooting and has been in the Marathon County Jail after being released from the hospital.

Law enforcement had gone to Boldt's cabin after learning he had weapons even though he was a felon. Watruba saw Boldt leaving the cabin and followed his vehicle. The shooting was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations.

A final report was prepared, and Lincoln County District Attorney Galen Bayne-Allison ruled the shooting a lawful use of force.