Racine man assaults teenager, threatens others

Published 6:45 pm Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Racine man was arrested Thursday and charged Friday after he allegedly assaulted a teenager and threatened to kill several people.

Ronald Richard Kohler faces a felony charge for domestic assault, and three felony charges for terroristic threats.

Mower County Sheriff’s deputies went to the 300 block of First Street Northeast in Racine when they allegedly received a call at about 8 p.m. that Ronald Richard Kohler, 42, was violent and making threats. Deputies found the victims in a car outside, went into the home and subdued Kohler at gun and taser point. According to the complaint, Kohler was very verbal but did not resist arrest. At one point, Kohler was seeking the teenage boy and said, “I’m going to kill you, boy,” the complaint states.

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According to the victims, Kohler repeatedly made remarks about killing them and choked the boy until another one of the victims helped push Kohler away, the complaint states. The boy said he was not hurt, however.

The complaint states that Kohler takes medications and is not supposed to drink; however, Kohler was not taking his medications and had roughly 14 beers that night. Kohler admitted to choking the boy and told deputies, “It’s my fault,” the complaint adds.

Kohler is held at the Mower County jail on $60,000 bail.