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Breaking: Ill. felon kicks Brodhead cop during warrant arresr
William Matthew
William Matthew

BRODHEAD – Brodhead Police, while acting on information obtained from Village of Winnebago, Illinois Police, were attempting to locate a 33-year-old Winnebago, Ill. man wanted in Illinois on Monday, July 18, at approximately 7:40 p.m.

When police made contact with William Matthew in the 1000 block of 1st Center Ave (Wis. 11), he provided a false name to police and during the arrest he kicked a sheriff’s deputy in the shoulder. Police also needed to use oleoresin capsicum spray after he continued to disobey police requests to stop resisting by using his body to prevent law enforcement from placing him in the back of the squad car. 

The extraditable warrants issued for Matthew’s arrest were through the Winnebago County Illinois Sheriff’s Office for failing to return to jail, Naperville and Rockford Police Departments for aggravated battery, resisting arrest, and obstructing police. The Village of Winnebago Police was also looking for William as a result of a domestic incident which occurred in their jurisdiction. 

He was booked into the Green County Sheriff’s jail on charges of obstructing, resisting, and disorderly conduct. In addition, he will be held in jail until a determination is made on the extraditable warrants out of Illinois.

Brodhead Police were assisted by deputies of the Green and Rock County Sheriff’s offices.