Criminal charges are pending against a La Crosse man arrested Saturday at his home after he was found to be carrying a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.
Police said they went to Dane R. Herold’s home at 1223 S. Eighth St. to discuss a report he had made violent threats to co-workers.
When an officer knocked on the door, the 56-year-old Herold walked through an enclosed front porch but turned away when he saw it was police, according to the report.
The officer said he then
saw the handgun in the back waistband of Herold’s shorts. When it appeared Herold was reaching toward his lower back, the officer pulled his weapon and took cover, the report stated.
The officer managed to force Herold to the floor and take the gun, according to police.
Herold, who could be charged with disorderly conduct while armed, posted a $150 cash bond and will be summoned to court at a later date.
A co-worker at an area store said Herold had made various threats to hurt others, according to police.
After Herold’s arrest, police removed several weapons from his home, including handguns, rifles, shotguns and air pistols.