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Austin resident charged after dispute

A dispute between neighbors Tuesday night in Austin left one man with two felony-level charges.

Kelly Stewart Pirmantgen, 36, was charged Wednesday in Mower County court with one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of making terroristic threats. He is scheduled for arraignment May 13.

According to a criminal complaint, officers were called to the 1100 block of Fourth Street Southwest at around 5:41 p.m. When they arrived, they spoke with a 35-year-old man who said that Pirmantgen had come into his yard, threatened him with a baseball bat, shoved him and then left. The man said Pirmantgen put the black and silver bat back in his garage after the incident.

Two witnesses also gave similar accounts of the events, the complaint states.

Officers then spoke with Pirmantgen, who admitted to going into the other man’s yard and yelling at him about a “cord” he cut down between the two properties. However, Pirmantgen denied using a baseball bat.

When asked if officers could enter his garage and look for the bat, Pirmantgen refused. He was then cuffed and asked again about the bat. Pirmantgen did eventually consent to a search, and officers found a black and silver bat, the complaint states.