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Two charged for gunfire

Dismuke and Tody

Incident happened in Clintonville

Two men face felony charges following the gunshots fired in Clintonville.

Austin S. Dismuke, 20, Menasha, is charged with three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

Ashton R. Tody, 21, Clintonville, is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment as party to a crime and disorderly conduct.

Both men were released from custody on $1,000 signature bonds.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, Clintonville police responded to a report of gunfire in the area of Anne and 15th streets. When they arrived, all the men involved in the shooting had fled the scene.

A witness reported seeing a man dressed in black standing at the entrance to Christus Lutheran Church on Anne Street. He was arguing with two men who were standing at the corner of Anne and 15th streets.

She said the man in the church driveway pulled out a gun and started firing. One of the other men fired back, according to the criminal complaint. All three men fled the scene.

The witness gave Clintonville Police Officer Anthony Arrieta a nearby address on Anne Street where she believed two of the men lived.

Sgt. Matthew Wright went to the Anne Street address, where he spoke with Tody.

Wright told Tody about the shooting incident and asked to check his residence to ascertain that nobody had been injured.

Tody allowed Wright into his home and Wright did not find anybody else there, the complaint says.

Meanwhile, Marion Police Officer Greg Dey found several spent bullet casings at the scene.

Witnesses also provided a description of a vehicle they believed was involved in the shooting.

A review of traffic safety camera images indicated that a gray Hyundai Sonata matching the description came into Clintonville on U.S. Highway 45 at 4:50 p.m.

Clintonville Officer Cody Rollin conducted a records check on the vehicle’s license plate and found that it belonged to Dismuke’s girlfriend.

Records also showed that police made a traffic stop of the vehicle a few months earlier and Dismuke had been the driver.

Another witness told police that while she was taking a one-hour work break, she met with a friend, identified as Dismuke’s girlfriend, and a man identified as Dismuke.

She was the front-seat passenger when Dismuke’s girlfriend drove them to the church parking lot. Dismuke was sitting in the back seat next to his newborn daughter.

The witness said after the girlfriend parked the car, Dismuke exited the vehicle and was later involved in an argument with two other men. One of them allegedly pulled a gun and fired two shots at Dismuke, who fired one shot back at them. The witness told them to drive her back to work.

Calumet County deputies arrested Dismuke at his home in Menasha, where they found a 9mm handgun.

Dismuke’s account of the incident was similar to the account of the witness who had been in the car.

He has been charged with reckless endangerment for each of the three people who were in the car with him.

Tody denied being involved in the shooting.

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