Two Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies have

been injured while making an arrest in a

domestic abuse incident on Monday morning

in the Town of Glen Haven.  According to

Grant County Deputy Vance VanKirk, he

and Deputy Maradith McQuillan were called

to a home on County Highway-V to investigate

a fight between 20-year-old Ross Schwantes

and Schwantes’ father. When the Sheriff’s

Department was called, Ross had left the house.

He later returned. When he was placed under

arrest, VanKirk says Schwantes started to fight

both he and Deputy McQuillan. In the fight,

Schwantes was taken to the floor and Deputy

McQuillan hit her head on a China cabinet,

suffering a severe concussion. Deputy VanKirk

says he sustained a minor laceration to his leg.

McQuillan was taken to the Grant Regional Health

Center for treatment. VanKirk received minor

treatment for the leg injury. As a result,

Schwantes has been charged with two felony

counts of bail jumping, criminal damage to

property, domestic related disorderly conduct,

and a felony count of resisting an officer and

causing substantial bodily harm. He’s being

held in the Grant County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

Authorities say Ross Schwantes had been

charged in a prior case with 20 felony counts

of forgery.


Sheriff Nate Dreckman says Deputy McQuillan

is home recovering from her injuries will be

off work for a period of time. By the way,

Schwantes wasn’t injured in the fight.

A preliminary hearing on the charges is

scheduled for next Tuesday morning before

Judge Robert VanDeHey. A status conference

on the forgery charges is scheduled for next


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