A Dane County sheriff’s deputy was treated at UW Hospital for a hand injury after a man suspected of being a felon in possession of a firearm struggled with deputies while he was being booked into jail, authorities said.
Christopher P. Brugger, 26, of Madison, was a passenger in a car that had been stopped for speeding on the Beltline near the West Broadway exit in Monona at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies said that before the car came to a stop, Brugger threw a loaded .22-caliber handgun out the passenger side window.
During booking, Brugger struggled with deputies, one of whom suffered a hand injury, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. An additional charge of resisting causing injury will be sent to the district attorney.
The deputy was treated and released.
The driver of the car, Jazzman Brown, 24, of Madison, was arrested on a warrant from Sauk Prairie Police for operating after suspension.