As of Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, charges had yet to be filed against a man accused of injuring four officers following a domestic disturbance at Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.
Sgt. David Daily of the Waukesha Police Department said police were dispatched to the hotel, 2810 Golf Road, to respond to a report involving a man and woman at 5:57 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. In a news release issued Sunday, Daily said that, during an argument that escalated into a physical domestic incident, a 48-year-old man made threats and implied that he had a gun.
According to Waukesha's daily police log, a "hysterical female" told the dispatch center that someone was "trying to choke their mom" in the hotel, where a family of five was checked into a first-floor room. The female who called the police said the suspect may be armed, because he owns multiple guns.
Given that information, police subsequently evacuated the area around the suspect's hotel room for the safety of the patrons at the hotel, Daily said.
According to the police log, at 6:46 p.m. the suspect refused to come out of the room and was "daring" police to come in.
After some negotiations with police did emerge from the room, but shortly thereafter he began scuffling with officers. As a result, police deployed multiple Tasers in an effort to subdue the man.
The police log then indicates police called the fire department to respond because an officer was now hurt during the arrest. Ambulances were then called.
Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said four officers suffered injuries, one of which he called "significant." Jack did not indicate the nature of the injury.
"He will be receiving follow-up medical care for that injury," Jack said.
Jack said the other three officers received minor injuries and returned to work.
Jack had no further details on that incident during an unrelated police news conference on Monday, Jan. 25, about an officer-involved shooting that took place Sunday night.