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Brown Deer woman charged with battery, accused of punching, biting officers

Posted at 10:32 AM, Oct 18, 2019

BROWN DEER — A woman was taken into custody after allegedly harming an officer intentionally.

On Sunday, Shanterrica Johnson, 18, was charged with battery to a law enforcement officer after allegedly punching Sgt. Brad Caddock and punching Officer David Tucek Jr. of the Brown Deer Police Department.

About 5 p.m. Sunday, Tucek responded to the Walmart at 6300 W. Brown Deer Road for a report of two female subjects causing a disturbance. When he arrived, Tucek told Johnson and the other female that he needed to speak with them. According to the criminal complaint, both women were uncooperative and argumentative with Tucek.

Johnson initially refused to give her identity. Later, she provided Caddock and Tucek with a fake identity. When the officers discovered this was a false identity, they spent about 20 minutes trying to get Johnson's real identity, however, she would not cooperate.

The officers attempted to arrest Johnson for obstructing, but she started screaming at the officers, tensing her muscles and trying to pull her arms away. According to the criminal complaint, Johnson continued to resist. She proceeded to punch Caddock in the chest and bite Tucek in the forearm, according to the complaint.

Johnson had to be tased in order to place handcuffs on her.

Battery to an officer is a Class H felony. If convicted, the defendant could be fined up to $10,000, imprisoned for up to six years, or both.