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Wausau man to be bound over for burglary charges today


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – A Wausau man accused of serial burglary and injuring a sheriff's deputy in a chase will be arraigned today.

A judge found enough evidence last month to bind James Bickle for trial. Court records say Bickle broke into a home on the 3100 block of East Wausau Avenue on October 24th. The homeowner came home, interrupted the burglary and scared Bickle off.

Police chased Bickle into a wooded area and Tased him twice. But Bickle pulled Deputy Bill Millhausen to the ground and got away. Millhausen tore the ACL in his right knee during the incident.

Bickle was on the run for a week. Officers found him October 31st in the Wausau Gun and Loan store in Schofield. Deputies Tased him before they arrested him.

A judge originally ruled Bickle was not competent to stand trial, meaning he could not assist in his own defense. Bickle spent at least seven months in a state mental health facility as doctors restored him to competency.