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Madison police allegedly find stolen handgun, tase and arrest man

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison police arrested a man early Sunday morning on the city’s west side after tasing him and allegedly finding a stolen handgun.

Madison police were sent to the 7000 block of Flower Lane around 2:45 a.m. this morning for loud noises stemming from a party, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

According to a police incident report, after arriving at the scene officers received information which required them to get into an apartment.

Inside, the officers made contact with a 30-year-old man who allegedly acted belligerently after having come back into the apartment from the balcony, police said.

Police claim the man was uncooperative and the officers tased him, which enabled them to take him into custody.

The man was not injured by the tasing, police said, but he did have injuries from a prior altercation. The man declined to tell police whom he had been in the altercation with.

Police said they found a stolen handgun outside on the apartment’s balcony where the man had been prior to police coming into the apartment.

The man allegedly identified himself to officers using a different name. Police said they positively identified him later at the Dane County Public Safety Building after being cleared medically at a local hospital.

The man was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and obstructing an officer.  He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to pay child support.


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