Man arrested after ax incident

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

A man was shot with a non-lethal bean-bag round after police say he was smashing his neighbor’s property with an ax Friday morning in the 2800 block of Highcrest Road.

Eric Fasnacht, 46, has been charged with felony damage to property, felony damage to a vehicle and aggravated assault. Police were called to the scene for a report that a man was breaking windows and damaging a car with an ax. Officers ordered him to drop the ax, but Fasnacht refused, police said. At one point, police say the suspect raised the ax and shouted for police to shoot him. He was then shot with a bean-bag round and taken into custody.

Fasnacht was transported to SwedishAmerican Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. He is expected to be booked into the Winnebago County Jail later today.

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