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2 Dane County deputies, K9 injured during altercation with California man in town of Oregon

2 Dane County deputies, K9 injured during altercation with California man in town of Oregon

Dane County Squad car (copy)

Two Dane County Sheriff's deputies and a K9 were injured during an altercation with a California man in the town of Oregon early Monday, the Dane County Sheriff's Office said. 

A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 1:45 a.m. Monday when the caller, who had previously reported "concerning communication from an ex-boyfriend," saw someone outside her home," Dane County Sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said. 

The first deputy to arrive on scene found Keith T. Staley, 40, of Pasadena, Calif., outside the home, who approached and verbally threatened the deputy. Staley then became physically aggressive, Schaffer said, refusing to follow the deputy's commands. 

Keith T. Staley


A K9 was released, which Staley hit and kicked. A second deputy arrived and tried to restrain Staley when he grabbed the deputy's firearm and tried to take it out of the holster. 

Staley was taken into custody on tentative charges of causing injury by resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and disarming a police officer and battery to a police officer. An additional charge of stalking is pending as the investigation is ongoing. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.

Both deputies were treated for non life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and released, Schaffer said. The K9 was also treated at a local veterinarian. 

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