Chad Fuerstenberg


WHEATFIELD — Chad Fuerstenberg, 47, of DeMotte, was arrested on Oct. 3, after an incident on Sept. 29, when he allegedly struggled with correctional officers from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release from the office, officers were called to a residence northwest of Wheatfield regarding a suicidal individual. Deputies arrived to find Fuerstenberg “highly intoxicated” and because he had threatened to harm himself, he was transported to an area hospital.

The sheriff’s release states while in the hospital, Fuerstenberg struggled with the officers, causing minor injuries to one of them. He also allegedly damaged hospital property while he was being treated.

Fuerstenberg was arrested for battery against a public safety official and resisting law enforcement, both level 6 felonies, and disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, both class B misdemeanors.

Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.