A statewide warrant was issued Wednesday, Aug. 26, for a Dallas man charged in a pair of unrelated misdemeanor cases, Barron County Circuit Court records said.

A criminal complaint identifies the defendant as Benjamin T. Saumier, 42, of Dallas.

According to the complaint, a Barron County sheriff’s deputy went to the BP Amoco station in Dallas early on the morning of June 22 on a report of a disorderly subject who had called the store, showed up at the store and made threats, but had since left.

A store worker told the deputy that a man had called the store three times that morning and allegedly identified himself as the defendant.

The caller “was upset ... because he had been refused service in the past.” When the worker explained that he had been refused service because he was “intoxicated and belligerent,” the caller got upset and began calling her names. She hung up, but the man called back and cursed her, then made a third call during which he allegedly spoke of “getting a gun and blowing someone’s head off.”

The defendant showed up at the store about 15 minutes later, but didn’t come inside, the store worker said.

Records showed that the defendant was wanted on an active warrant in connection with a 2019 misdemeanor disorderly conduct case. Court records said a warrant had been out for his arrest since he failed to show up for a hearing in February 2020.

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