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Standoff ends peacefully

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ANN MARIE AMES
October 8, 2008
— A police dog might have encouraged a suspect to surrender Tuesday afternoon, Deputy Chief Dave Moore said.

Tremell D. Marshall, 17, of Madison and Janesville, is accused of barricading himself and his mother into an apartment in the 2900 block of Kennedy Road around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.


Madison police contacted Janesville police to say Marshall might be driving to Janesville. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation was helping in the search for Marshall, who was wanted in Madison after a domestic incident, according to a news release from Janesville police.


Janesville officers met with Madison detectives and at 3 p.m. went to the apartment, where they found Marshallís car. The spotted him trying to barricade himself inside, Moore said.


Officers were informed that Marshall could be armed with a handgun and secured the area of Kennedy Road and Barberry Drive.


The SWAT team removed glass from a window and communicated briefly with Marshall before he and his mother came out of the apartment.


"He commented that he didnít want to get bit by the dog," Moore said. "It may have hastened his willingness to comply."


Police seized three empty ammunition magazines for a rifle, according to Janesville police reports.


Marshall was transported to Dane County late Tuesday night, Moore said.


Joel DeSpain, Madison Police Department public information officer, said Marshall was arrested on charges of:


-- Battery and substantial battery.


-- Second-degree recklessly endangering safety.


-- Strangulation.


-- Stalking.



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