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Incident Report for Case #2020-352768

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

09/21/2020 - 12:45 PM


Union Street


47-year-old male of Madison
CHARGES: Physical Abuse Of A Child


16-year-old male


Officers were dispatched to Union Street reference a 16-year-old victim citing his father had pistol whipped him.  Officers contacted the victim outside the residence, and noticed blood on the side of his head.  While interviewing the victim, the father came out of the residence, with his holstered firearm; as he approached the officers. 

Officers were concerned about the allegations and what the father might do with his firearm, so directives were given to keep this from blossoming into anything further.  He (the father) was placed in handcuffs, for safety reasons, and statements were taken from all parties.  He communicated his challenge in trying to keep his son engaged in school related activities, but not getting the same level of commitment from his son doing what needed to be done around the house; arguing about matters related to long term grounding over the past few days. 

When the father tried to have a conversation with his son, he was immediately pushed by the victim, and reacted by pulling his firearm out and struck the victim to the head; as he was falling backwards from being pushed.  While officers understood the complexities of this strained relationship between father and son, they had no other option but to convey the victim's father to the Dane County Jail.

PO Payne

Released 09/22/2020 at 8:29 AM by P.O. Howard Payne

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