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Man making threats with machete arrested in Trempealeau County

Brad Williams

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An Arcadia man who allegedly threatened his neighbors with a machete could be charged with reckless endangerment and meth possession.

Police arrested 33-year-old Brandon Ottum on Tuesday, after bringing a K-9 officer to Ottum’s apartment.

Officers from Arcadia, Independence, Trempealeau County and the DNR were called to the scene.

The threat led to a lockdown at a nearby Catholic school.

Ottum has a few felony cases on his record…most recently, for being a party to a meth delivery in 2015.