Winnebago County teen under arrest after punching officer several times in the head

Winnebago County, WIS. (CBS 58) -- An officer is out of the hospital and recovering after being attacked by a 17-year-old male in Fox Crossing. 

Around 6 p.m. Tuesday night, police were called to the 1100 block of Bartlein Court for a noise complaint. When they arrived, an officer met a 17-year-old male with injuries on his hand. He told the officer that the injuries were from punching a door. He said he punched the door because he doesn't get along with a friend who lives with his mother.

While the officer was talking with the teen, he became irritated and continued to raise his voice using profane language. The officer told the teen many times to lower his voice, but the teen did not listen. The officer warned he would arrest the teen, but he continued to retaliate.

When the officer approached the teen and attempted to arrest him, the teen began to punch the officer several times in the head. The officer was able to get the teen to the ground and continued to struggle with getting him to stop fighting. The officer used his emergency button on his radio to get help. Several neighbors were nearby and ran over to assist the officer to put the teen in handcuffs.

Officers later learned the teen had been arguing with the female resident over some dogs. The female locked herself in her bedroom, but the teen punched his way through the door. Once he was inside the room, he attacked the woman and began strangling her to the point where she was about to pass out.

The 14-year veteran of the department suffered numerous facial injuries and was treated at Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Neenah and was later released.

The teen was also treated for his injuries and is currently in the Winnebago County Jail facing multiple charges.

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