Mayville Police Use Non-Lethal Force In Arresting Two Men Fighting Over Handgun

(Mayville) Mayville Police had to use a taser gun to subdue two men who were fighting over the control of a handgun. Officers responded to the Golf View Terrace Apartments on Green Bay Drive for a domestic incident Wednesday evening at 5:51pm.

The initial report was two males in a physical altercation with one of the males threatening the other with a gun. Officers were advised that there were kids in the residence along with two adult females.

When officers arrived on scene there were multiple people running from the apartment complex. Officers located two males, a 35-year-old Harford man and a 53-year-old Mayville man, rolling around on the parking lot surface fighting over the handgun.

Officer ordered both men at gun point to drop the gun, the two men continued to fight ignoring police orders. Officers then subdued both men by tasing each of them. The suspects were then taken into custody without further incident.

Both men sustained minor injuries and were transported by EMS to Marshfield Medical Center, Beaver Dam. Once medically cleared, they were taken to the Dodge County Jail.

Charges were referred to the Dodge County District Attorney’s office for both suspects.

The Hartford man is facing charges of Disorderly Conduct, Battery, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Negligent Handling of a Firearm, and Bail Jumping.

The Mayville man is facing charges of Disorderly Conduct and Battery.

No shots were fired and no other injuries were reported by anyone involved.

Chief Ryan Toellner credits his officers for using (quote) “incredible split-second judgement” in employing less lethal means by use of their tasers to gain compliance in a very serious situation.

Mayville EMS, the Horicon Police Department and the Dodge County Sheriff’s office also responded to the incident.