Two deputies with the Eau Claire County sheriff's office who shot a man after a high-speed chase last summer were justified in their use of force actions, according to Eau Claire County District Attorney Gary King.
According to information from the Dunn and Eau Claire County sheriff’s offices:
The Dunn County sheriff’s office received a report at 1:14 p.m. Aug. 7 of a man harassing a woman in the town of Rock Creek.
A deputy later made contact with Reese A. Diesterhaft in Caryville, and he left the scene in his vehicle.
Diesterhaft was later found in the Eau Claire County town of Brunswick, where he got out of his vehicle and confronted deputies with a weapon. Two Eau Claire County deputies — James Haworth and Dan Eaton — fired at Diesterhaft and hit him.
Diesterhaft was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.