A 52-year-old Boscobel man was arrested early Saturday morning after pulling a handgun on several patrons at the Silver Dollar Bar. Gerrell R. Caldwell was arrested at 12:15 a.m. and charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and three misdemeanors: carrying a handgun where alcohol is sold and consumed, disorderly con-duct and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. If convicted, he could face over 10 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, Boscobel Police Officer Jeremy Kass met with Caldwell behind the Silver Dollar and Caldwell told them that he and his girlfriend were in the bar and patrons Benjamin Wellner and Mark Pitzer were calling her derogatory names. When Caldwell asked them to stop a verbal altercation ensued.
Caldwell claimed that Pitzer and Wellner backed him into a corner and that he then pulled his gun out and pointed it at them. After leaving the bar Caldwell encountered Officer Kass, who believed Caldwell was intoxicated and took him to Boscobel Area Health Care for a blood draw.
In addition to the charges against Caldwell, possible future charges are pending against the others involved. According to court records, Caldwell was convicted of felony fraudulent use of a credit card in Dane County in 1997. He is scheduled to appear for his preliminary hearing on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in Grant County Circuit Court.