Police: Man tried to push officer
Thursday, April 04, 2013 11:00 AM
A domestic disturbance call resulted in additional charges Wednesday after police said a Madison man attempted to push a police officer.
Madison police responded to the 1200 block of West Main Street and found Scott J. Smith, 37, having an argument with a woman, Chief Dan Thurston said in a news release.
Smith acted in an aggressive manner toward officers and Patrolman Brian Wyatt threatened to use a Taser if Smith did not move away, Thurston said.
Smith calmed down, but then went toward the female in "an aggressive manner," Thurston said. Senior Patrolman Jeremy Cox got in Smith's way, and Smith pushed the officer, according to the release.
Smith was taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs. He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and battery to a police officer.
Maj. Jeremey Perkins, Capt. Dan Stephan and Sgt. Derk Napier also assisted in the investigation.