Former Ripon resident David G. Zeatlow’s fate is expected to be decided at the hands of a jury in the coming days.

   If the trial moves ahead as expected — and Zeatlow doesn’t make a plea agreement — he will go to trial Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and 18.

   Last year, Fond du Lac County Circuit Court charged 75-year-old Zeatlow with three counts of terrorist threats-interruption of operations (Class I felony), telephone harassment (Class B misdemeanor) and disorderly conduct (Class B misdemeanor).

   He is facing the three charges after allegedly threatening to shoot city of Ripon officials last year in an attempt to prevent his childhood home from being torn down.

   Ultimately, though, the home was razed just after Zeatlow was charged.

   Zeatlow allegedly made the threat in July 2018 while he was on the phone with Alan Colvin, the director of constituent services for then-Gov. Scott Walker.

Read the full story in the Sept. 12, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.