Grand Jury Indicts McLeod County Deputy 16 Nov 12

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

McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Eischens was indicted last month and now faces charges of 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, 5th degree assault with intent to inflict bodily harm, use/possession of a deadly weapon, and intentional discharge of a firearm.

In April, three law enforcement agencies were executing a search warrant at a rural Glencoe residence when on entry, Deputy Eischens 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 and is on leave pending the outcome of the legal proceedings, which is standard procedure.

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.

A pre-trial hearing is set for next month. A trial has been set for January 7th.

  • Kelly Davis

    I REALLY hope this SWINE spends the rest of his natural born life behind bars! If I had done this, they would’ve locked me up and thrown away the key! And, I most certainly would NOT be on “administrative” GETTIN PAID to sit on my rear end for commiting this horrible offense. Neither would anyone else, not in law enforcement that is.