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Beloit felon arrested after threatening people with gun in Janesville, police say

Beloit felon arrested after threatening people with gun in Janesville, police say

Ladarien D. Brackens booking photo

 Ladarien D. Brackens.

A Beloit felon was arrested early Saturday morning after threatening people with a gun in Janesville, police reported.

At about 1:11 a.m. Saturday, officers were sent to the 600 block of Cherry Street on a report that a man was standing outside a residence and threatening the victims with a gun, Janesville police Lt. Joshua M. Norem said in a report.

No shots were fired during the incident and no one was injured, Norem said.

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The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arriving and after officers gathered information they provided it to other Rock County Law Enforcement agencies. A short time later, a Beloit police officer located the suspect in the 1100 block of Ninth Street in Beloit and was taken into custody without incident, Norem said.

A search of the vehicle the suspect, Ladarien D. Brackens, 35, of Beloit, was using yield a gun used in the disturbance, Norem said.

Brackens, a convicted felon who is on probation for a gun-related offense and who violated a domestic abuse injunction order, was taken to the Rock County Jail on tentative charges of disorderly conduct while armed, felon in possession of firearm, violation of domestic abuse injunction, and a probation violation.

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