On Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at approximately 6:15 a.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department was advised to meet with a subject in the lobby of the office, who had been assaulted.
The officer arrived and made contact with 68 year old male from Prairie du Chien who stated while he was opening the St. Gabriel’s Church he was assaulted by an unknown male suspect. The victim added he was hit twice by the subject with a golf club. The victim also stated the suspect hit his vehicle multiple times with the same golf club.
The officer responded to the church and found the suspect, Chad A. Dahling, 44 of Elkader Iowa attempting to leave. The officer was able to stop the suspect and he was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail.
While at the jail the Dahling punched a Crawford County Jailer in the face during the booking process. The jailer was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the assault.
Dahling remains in custody and charges are being pursued at the District Attorney’s Office for Battery and Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Criminal Damage to Property.
Update - On December 4th 2013 the Prairie du Chien Police Department arrested Chad A. Dahling age 44 of Elkader Iowa on a charge of battery resulting from an incident in Prairie du Chien. Dahling was taken to the Crawford County Jail where he was booked in. After the jail booking process was completed Dahling was removed from his cell and was allowed to make a phone call. After completing the call Dahling who was being led back to his cell became agitated and attempted to leave the jail through a locked door. When Dahling realized he wasn’t going to be able to get out the locked door, he turned and without warning struck Crawford County Jailer Nathan Bremmer in the face with a closed fist. Dahling was subdued by the other jailer on duty and he eventually walked into his cell on his own.
Deputy Bremmer was taken to the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital for precautionary tests and later released with no major injuries.
Dahling is being charged with Battery to a Police Officer where he is being held on a$5000.00 cash bond in the Crawford County Jail.