Suspect for retail theft flees, punches Fitchburg police officer 

Around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Fitchburg police officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery of hundreds of dollars’ worth of merchandise from a store on the 6300 block of McKee Road, according to NBC15.

One of the officers discovered the suspect at a nearby business. When she learned she would be detained, she allegedly ran from the officer and later, while being handcuffed, punched the officer.

The suspect, who had outstanding warrants for arrest on felony charges in Dane and Columbia counties, is currently in custody. She was booked at the Dane County Jail for battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting/obstructing an officer.

The officer was released from the hospital with minor injuries.