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Fond du Lac police officer, Sheriff's deputy injured while arresting battery suspect

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Fond du Lac Police Officer and a Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Deputy were injured Wednesday evening while trying to take a suspect into custody.

Officers were called to the Hazen Court Apartments on Sherwood Avenue around 10:16 p.m. for a battery complaint.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that the suspect, a 32-year-old Portage man, had already left the scene. A description of the suspect and his vehicle was given out to law enforcement.

Around 10:26 p.m., a Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office Deputy saw the suspect's vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Military and Morris in the City of Fond du Lac.

As the deputy was attempting to arrest the suspect, the suspect punched the deputy numerous times in the face. A Fond du Lac Police Officer arrived on scene to assist with the arrest and the suspect continued to fight with the officers, punching one in the face.

A taser was used on the suspect and he was eventually taken into custody.

The injured Fond du Lac Police Officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a broken elbow and head and facial injuries.

The deputy was taken to a local hospital for treatment of head and facial injuries. 

The 32-year-old suspect is currently being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail on charges of suffocation strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim for the original incident at the apartment complex.

In addition, he is facing multiple charges of battery to a law enforcement officer as well as resisting arrest.

The suspect was also wanted at the time on two outstanding arrest warrants.

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