Sparta Officer Injured During Arrest

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Monroe County man faces 15 charges after being accused of fighting with and hurting two law enforcement officers.

The incident happened around 8:30 pm on last Friday in Sparta.

Officers with the police department there responded to assist with someone described as “combative.”

At the scene, officers say 25-year-old Anthony Cox got physical with them, threatened to shoot them, and tried to grab their weapons.

During the struggle with Cox, one officer suffered minor injuries.

Another officer was treated at a local hospital and later released.

Cox faces multiple charges, including attempting to disarm a police officer and battery of a law enforcement officer. 

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