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Police say a woman chased an attacker from her Baraboo home with a battle ax after learning the gun he was carrying was a fake.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Sauk County Circuit Court, 24-year-old Alexander Aaron Raymond of Baraboo sent threatening text messages to an ex-girlfriend and then went to her house in the early morning hours of June 20.

The woman reported that one of the text messages read: “I hope you sleep well tonight because I’m going to make sure you don’t wake up.”

She told officers that Raymond later entered her home carrying a gun and a knife, and demanded to speak with her.

During their conversation, Raymond allegedly told the woman that he did not plan to make it out of her house alive. He later allegedly told an officer that he hoped to use his fake gun to commit “suicide by police officer.”

Raymond told an officer that after the woman realized the gun he was carrying was a fake, she grabbed a nearby battle ax and chased him from the home. Raymond allegedly pushed the woman down during the incident.

He has been charged with committing battery during a burglary, a felony charge that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines. He also faces a felony charge of false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct.

Raymond has been jailed on a $3,000 cash bond and ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. He is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 9.

Baraboo News Republic reporter