A 42-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he tried barricading himself in a shed with a pit bull and knife, according to a criminal complaint.
The man was stunned with a Taser four times in order for Waukesha police officers to take him into custody, the complaint states.
Gustavo Valdez was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of criminal damage to property, one count of resisting an officer and two counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and $22,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
Valdez was drinking all day Monday in his home in the 900 block of Western Avenue when he started to become verbally abusive toward a woman. She left and came back later in the day and ignored him before going to sleep.
Valdez spent all Tuesday drinking again and became verbally abusive and threatened to punch the woman. Another person went into the bathroom to call police, so Valdez grabbed a knife and said if the cops came there would be a shooting.
Valdez told family members “I want to kill the (expletive) police," then took the knife and a pit bull and tried to barricade himself in a shed in the back yard. However, when police arrived, he jumped over a neighbor’s fence – breaking it in the process, then ran towards Summit View Elementary School.
Police officers chased Valdez and then unleashed a K9 unit, which found him hiding behind bushes. An officer knew Valdez was suspected in a different felony case and pointed his Taser at him.
Valdez refused to show both hands, so the officer stunned him with the Taser. He still refused to show his hands, so the office again shocked him with the Taser.
Valdez continued to fight three or four officers while on the ground, so another officer pulled out his Taser and stunned Valdez two more times in order to take him into custody.
He was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where Valdez began making personal threats about one of the officers and his family, saying there was a hit out on him by two area gangs and he could make an easy $5,000 by killing the officer.
Valdez is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $750 bond while awaiting trial.