Michael Levi Koch, 30, is being held at the Winneshiek County Jail after deputies had to use a Taser to subdue him Monday, April 28.
Details of the incident were just released Tuesday morning.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call about a man drinking alcohol and threatening suicide at his 3438 North Winn Road residence at about 1:30 p.m.
When deputies arrived, they found Koch threatening the occupants of the residence with a knife. Deputies then ordered Koch to drop the knife, but he turned and came at deputies with two knives held in a threatening manner. Deputies ordered Koch to drop the knives again; when he refused, they used a Taser to stop him and take him into custody. No deputies or occupants of the residence were injured during the incident.
After being treated at the scene, Koch was transported to the Winneshiek Medical Center. On Monday, Koch was arrested on two counts of assault on a peace officer, Class D felonies. Koch is being held in the Winneshiek County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Decorah Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, the Winneshiek Medical Center Ambulance Service and the Winneshiek County Attorney’s office.