SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin man who confronted a work crew building a pipeline across his land has been arrested for trespassing on his own property.
Jeremy Engelking of Superior is expected to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court Friday.
The 27-year-old Engelking told workers Wednesday they had no right to be on his property because he hadn’t been compensated by the pipeline builder, Enbridge Energy Partners, for an easement.
A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene as the confrontation continued. Engelking said the deputy drew his Taser gun and ordered him to the ground. Engelking was handcuffed, taken to jail and later posted bond.
The confrontation is the latest episode in a long-running dispute between Enbridge, Engelking and his father, who owns property next door.
Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com