A fence is being installed at a mental health facility in Baraboo that houses a man with mental disabilities and a violent past. Both neighbors and officers are raising concerns.
"This fence is not a secure fence that is designed to keep a violent person contained," Lt. Rob Sinden with Baraboo police said.
Jeremy Felix, 26, is the mentally disabled client staying at the home. In 2010, Felix was convicted of attempting to strangle and suffocate a care worker at a Wisconsin Rapids facility, and police said his violence has continued against workers in Baraboo.
Baraboo police said the fence is about 6 feet tall and is still under construction.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration started an investigation because of reports that Felix has injured at least 10 employees.
Sinden said two more reports of injuries have come to his attention in the past couple of weeks.