WAUSAU — A
Marathon County man is suing the Town of Stettin for $4.5 million
after two dozen deputies and an armored vehicle were sent to his
home earlier this month.
Roger Hoeppner is seeking damages for pain, suffering, emotional
distress, damage to reputation and economic loss.
sent to Hoeppner's home on Oct. 2 because the family owed $86,000
in a civil judgment.
sheriff's officials defended their response Monday. Deputies say
officers knocked on Hoeppner's door and could hear people inside,
but no one answered. Deputies then called in their crews and the
reports deputies wanted to protect their officers and to get
Hoeppner to cooperate. But Hoeppner's attorney calls the response
to pay the debt. No property was seized.