McLeod County Deputy Indicted 16 Nov 12

A McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy has been indicted by a Grand Jury for his role in a shooting incident in rural Glencoe in April. Three law enforcement agencies were executing a search warrant at the residence when Deputy Mark Eischens allegedly discharged his weapon while entering the home and shot 58-year-old Harry Lee Ondracek, who was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was later released and taken to the McLeod County Jail on 5th-degree drug charges. Deputy Eischens has since been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure. He has served in McLeod County since 2001, and has no history of discipline. He’s been charged with 2nd and 5th-degree assault with a deadly weapon as well as intentional discharge of a firearm. A pre-trial hearing is set for next month, with Eischens’ trial scheduled to start January 7th.