Langreck pleads no contest
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A Marshfield man will serve three years in prison for chasing two social workers with a butcher knife.
Patrick Langreck, 52, has pleaded “no contest” to two charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety in exchange for having other charges dismissed.
His sentence includes three years in prison for each count, which will be served at the same time. The sentence also includes five years of extended supervision, at which time Langreck is to maintain absolute sobriety
According to court records, two probation officers asked two social workers for help with Langreck, as they investigated a possible violation of probation – not to consume alcohol.
The two social workers entered Langreck’s home July 21, and once he learned of the presence of two probation officers waiting outside, he grabbed a butcher knife and started swinging it near the two social workers. The criminal complaint says he then stabbed a chair.
The social workers ran from the house, and Langreck chased after them. They jumped in their car and fled the scene as Langreck threw the knife in their direction, and hit their vehicle as it sped away.
When police responded, they found Langreck with two knives, which he refused to drop. That’s when officers released a K-9 officer, and shot him with bean bag rounds. He was then arrested.
Langreck had previously been convicted of felony theft in May 2017, and was placed on probation for three years, with a condition that he not consume alcohol. In 2016, Langreck stole a Dick Trickle race car from his brothers, who bought the vehicle from a member of Trickle’s pit crew about 30 years ago, according to court documents.