Police Incident Reports

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #07-154187

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

12/24/2007 - 1:24 PM

Address

110 West Towne Mall

Suspect(s)

Major T. Lemon (44 yrs of age)

Details

Officers were dispatched to the West Towne Mall Food Court reference a man with a gun. Officers arrived dressed in full military-style police uniform and observed a male matching the suspect description standing in the middle of the Food Court. Officers attempted to contact the suspect (later identified as Lemon) and escort him from the crowded mall area. The suspect had his hand in his pocket and began to physically resist, at that point officers took control of the suspect's other arm. The suspect then made statements that he was going to punch an officer. Based on the weapon information and the suspect's physical resistance, officers attempted to take the suspect to the ground. Because of the wet, snow-covered tile, they were unable to take the suspect to the ground. An additional officer responded, observed the physical struggle, and deployed their assigned electronic control device. One of the probes struck the suspect and the other probe struck the suspect's wife. Both the suspect and the suspect's wife were secured in handcuffs (the suspect's wife was later released with no charges or injuries). The suspect made statements that he had a heart condition, therefore Madison Fire Department responded and later conveyed the suspect to St. Mary's emergency room, where he was evaluated, cited for resisting/obstructing, and released.

Released 12/24/2007 at 4:53 PM by Sgt. David Samson

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