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Stietz pleads not guilty to numerous charges
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  At his court appearance on Dec. 18 Robert Stietz of Gratiot, pleaded “not guilty” to the multiple charges that have been filed against him in connection with an incident that occurred on Nov. 25.
    During the incident Stietz allegedly held two Wisconsin DNR wardens at gunpoint and refused to lower his weapon when repeatedly asked to do so.
    Stietz will next appear in court on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. for a scheduling conference.
    Stietz is facing a total of six charges, including two Class H felonies of intentionally pointing a firearm at a law enforcement officer (2 counts), one Class F felony of first degree recklessly endangering safety and three Class A misdemeanors of resisting/obstructing an officer (2 counts) and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.