Eau Claire Co. man charged after hot dog dispute now charged with having a gun at a school

Eau Claire County (WQOW) – The Eau Claire County man accused of pointing a gun at his brother during a dispute over grilling hot dogs is now facing a new gun-related charge.

Isaac Thompson, 20, is charged with possessing a firearm on grounds of a school.

The alleged incident happened on January 22, 2018, but charges were not filed until Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, police found Thompson with a loaded rifle sitting near the entrance of the Fairchild Elementary School.

Police said they saw fresh tire tracks by the school around 9:40 p.m. on that day. When the deputy got near Thompson’s car he saw the buttstock of the rifle in the front passenger seat.

The deputy said the rifle was fully loaded with a 10-round magazine. There were also five used shell casings and three empty 30-round magazines inside the car.

Thompson said the gun belonged to his brother and he forgot the rifle was inside the car. He said he drove to the school to listen to music.

It was on June 11 when News 18 reported on an incident between Thompson and his brother Alex. The two got into a dispute over grilling hot dogs, according to police.

More: Dispute leads to charges against EC County brothers

Isaac Thompson is due in court for both cases on July 23.

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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