31-year-old Gerald Schroeder was arrested Monday and book into the Douglas County Jail and faces charges of assault, domestic assault, attempted assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, property damage, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. His bond was set at $100,000.
A report from Sheriff Chris Degase says a deputy arrived at a home at the intersection of County Road 546 and 542 Monday for a report of a man out of control. Schroeder had reportedly driven his vehicle into an inflatable pool where three children were playing.
The children were uninjured.
Degase says that Schroeder threw beer bottles and firewood at his girlfriend, and then got into a fight with a man at the scene who was trying to protect her. During that fight, Schroeder reportedly bit the man in the neck and other areas of the body. Schroeder then fled the scene and later came back after a deputy arrived and began taking statements. Schroeder refused to be arrested, and the deputy tried to tase him. Schroeder then tried to disarm the deputy, who grappled with him and took him into custody.
Degase also said Schroeder kicked out the back passenger window of the patrol car while he was being transported, adding that the area the deputy responded to was a remote area of the county, and the nearest backup was roughly 25 minutes away. He also said he was glad the deputy fought hand to hand instead of transitioning “to lethal force, which he would have been justified in doing so.”
Schroeder’s bond was set at $100,000.