6/1/17 – A man who assaulted the Randolph Police Chief as he was being taken into custody was granted supervised release yesterday. Brandon Washburn of Randolph was charged with a felony count of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer. In May, a Dodge County judge found Washburn not guilty by reason of mental defect. A court-ordered report from the Department of Health Services recommended the conditional release and the department now has three weeks to prepare a plan; a hearing is set for July 17. Judge Joseph Sciascia told Washburn yesterday that the conditions of his bond still apply and he must strictly comply with the doctor’s treatment and medication orders. The incident happened last May when Chief Michael Klavekoske was taking the 21-year-old to the Winnebago Mental Health Facility. The family requested an emergency detention and authorities agreed noting his erratic behavior and possible connection to a Cambria break-in. Washburn had been calm but became violent when Klavekoske attempted to place him in handcuffs. The chief was punched in the face before Washburn was subdued by officers who threatened to use a Taser gun. He was then taken to the facility without further incident.
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