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Incident Report for Case #2018-83024

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

03/07/2018 - 11:26 AM


4117 Dwight Drive (Attic Correctional Service)




Joshua J. Gann, 39-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Department Of Corrections (DOC) Warrant - Parole Violation


Shortly after 11:26am, on March 7th, 2018, a number of officers responded to 4117 Dwight Drive to take Joshua J. Gann into custody; based on a Department Of Corrections issued apprehension request.  When the first officer arrived, Gann immediately reacted by quickly turning away from the officer, and ascending a nearby stairwell. 

Staff members of Attic Correctional Service and responding officers could hear the frantic movement of furniture inside of the bedroom of Gann, and it was immediately thought that he was barricading himself; to avoid dealing with this situation.  While officers established a perimeter around the building, they immediately attempted to negotiate with Gann to surrender. That was quickly met with resistance, and Gann emphatically stated that officers would have to shoot him!
Officers attempted to gain entry, into the barricaded room, and Gann fled out of a window; onto an exterior ledge of the building.  A secondary round of negotiations commenced to convince Gann from jumping off of the ledge, and officers continued their efforts to de-escalate this situation.  After 40 minutes of negotiations, Gann finally decided to voluntarily surrender by using a fire escape stairway to the ground.  Gann was taken into custody, without any further incident, and booked into the Dane County Jail on the Department Of Corrections apprehension request/warrant. 
PO Howard Payne

Released 03/08/2018 at 11:12 AM by P.O. Howard Payne

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