(Horicon) Cash bond was set at $10-thousand-dollars Tuesday for an Alabama man accused of trying to disarm Horicon police officers. Quamaine James is facing four felony counts including Battery as well as Attempting to Disarm a Peace Officer as well as a misdemeanor count of Resisting.
On Monday, officers were dispatched to investigate a suspicious person complaint at the Ice Cream Station. James reportedly returned to the scene after police arrived but then left as officers attempted to question him. Shortly after, two supervisors from John Deere approached and allegedly told law enforcement that James was a temp worker who was terminated that day because of disorderly behavior.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the supervisor’s said James entered a vacant home nearby. Police tried to talk with James about the incident but he reportedly ran, causing an officer to draw and fire his TASER from a squad car. It had no effect and James allegedly opened the driver’s side door and began to fight with the officer. The officer reported that James had punched them and during the scuffle, had attempted grabbed their firearm.
Another officer joined to try and subdue James who allegedly put both hands on their firearm as well. Police were eventually able to get James on the ground and take him into custody. When questioned, James reportedly said that he did not remember fighting police or trying to take their weapons and added he was (quote) “fighting for his life.”
If convicted, James faces 24 years in prison. A competency exam was ordered.