Austin man arrested for allegedly threatening man at country club with knife, spitting vomit onto police officer

(ABC 6 News) – An Austin man was arrested and arraigned in Dodge County after an alleged incident at the Oaks Country Club in Hayfield.

According to court documents, a Dodge County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the country club Sunday, Jan. 8 after multiple calls claiming a man was threatening another man with a knife.

Dispatch told the deputy that the suspect had called 9-1-1 himself and said deputies “better be ready to square off.”

The deputy located 35-year-old Jeremiah Phelps of Austin walking southbound on 170th Avenue, the same street as the club.

Phelps allegedly told the deputy to shoot him and began walking away. According to court documents, the deputy told Phelps to get on the ground multiple times, but he did not comply until he slipped on ice and struck his face on the road.

Phelps allegedly got up afterward and walked toward the deputy, who noticed a pocket knife in his front pocket.

According to court documents, the deputy arrested Phelps, noted a strong scent of alcohol, removed the pocket knife, and called an ambulance to the scene to assess Phelps’ condition after hitting his head, which was bleeding.

Phelps allegedly admitted to getting into a fight at the country club, then vomited in his mouth and spat the vomit onto the deputy.

He was taken to St. Mary’s hospital and treated, then transferred to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

Phelps faces charges of 2nd-degree assault with a deadly weapon, 4th-degree assault of a peace officer–transfer bodily fluids, 5th-degree assault–attempt bodily harm, disorderly conduct, obstruction of the legal process, and fleeing a peace officer on foot.