Grand Jury Indicts McLeod Co. Deputy 15 Nov 12

A McLeod County Deputy has been indicted by a Grand Jury, related to a shooting incident in April at a rural Glencoe residence.

The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Mark Eischens has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings, which is standard procedure for this type of incident.

Deputy Eischens was involved in a shooting incident while executing a search warrant in April of this year.  Per McLeod County
Sheriff’s Office Policy, a criminal investigation is initiated when a deputy is involved in this type of incident.

The criminal investigation was referred to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension who turned their case over to the McLeod
County Attorney’s Office.  McLeod County Attorney Michael Junge referred the case to Sibley County Attorney David Schauer for review.

A Grand Jury was convened to review the facts and returned an indictment against Deputy Eischens.

The Sheriff’s Office said in April that three law enforcement agencies were executing a search warrant at a rural Glencoe residence
when on entry, the Sheriff’s Deputy discharged his weapon.

58-year-old Harry Lee Ondracek was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  He was released and taken to the
McLeod County Jail pending 5th-degree controlled substance charges.

Deputy Eischens was hired in October of 2001 and is currently a Patrol Deputy.

The Sheriff’s Office says there is no history of discipline in his personnel file and received a Letter of Recognition in 2008 and a
Letter of Appreciation, also in 2008.