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Man Caught on Tape in Strange Price County Incident Requests Prelim.


A Southeastern Wisconsin man wants a preliminary hearing for some charges he faces after an odd incident that was caught on tape in Price County.

Online court records say 28-year-old Jesse Rutherford of Big Bend made the request during a court appearance Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies were called to a home about 25 miles southeast of Phillips on May 18, around 10:15 p.m.

They say a church youth group was camping in a yard when a man, later identified Rutherford, approached them with a gun.

He's accused of telling the group to get on their knees and help him get his car out of a ditch.

When the car would not start, police say Rutherford let some of the boys go when they told him they would come back with a truck to pull his car out. That's when they ran and called for help.

He's charged with eight crimes including recklessly endangering safety.

Rutherford is free on a $5,000 cash bond.

A preliminary hearing is where a judge decides if there's enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

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