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Updated: Schofield man who advocated for open carry jailed, accused of making gun threats

8:16 PM, Feb. 13, 2014
Dereck Simonsmeier of Schofield poses for a photo at his apartment. Simonsmeier said he believes his rights were violated when he was asked to leave a local grocery store because he was openly carrying a gun.
Dereck Simonsmeier of Schofield poses for a photo at his apartment. Simonsmeier said he believes his rights were violated when he was asked to leave a local grocery store because he was openly carrying a gun.
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A Schofield man who wrote a guest column for Daily Herald Media after he was asked to leave a grocery store for openly carrying a pistol in his holster has been arrested on gun-related charges stemming from a Wednesday dispute in Wausau.

Dereck Simonsmeier, 24, is now in Marathon County Jail, one of four people arrested in the 600 block of Turner Street after a man was threatened at gunpoint. Simonsmeier is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Marathon County Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. today, according to jail records.

Simonsmeier; Danny Price, 32; Shannon Wheeler, 25; and Amanda ...

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