LeCompte arrested on multiple charges
A Mobridge Police officer took a bit of a beating Saturday, Dec. 28, as he attempted to arrest a Second Avenue West resident during a disturbance call.
At 11:32 a.m., a caller requested an officer’s assistance because her son “was freaking out.”
Officer Tom Stickland responded to the home, finding Tyler LeCompte, 19, intoxicated and armed with a knife and a bottle.
Strickland ordered LeCompte to drop the weapons, but he refused. A woman in the home grabbed the knife away from LeCompte, but he was able to hold onto to her, using her as a shield between himself and Strickland.
Strickland attempted to subdue LeCompte with a Tazer, but the long-range option on the equipment would not deploy. He had to move close to LeCompte for the Tazer to be effective.
During that time the officer was struck several times in the face. He finally was able to subdue LeCompte, getting him on the ground until backup arrived.
LeCompte was arrested for aggravated assault and kidnapping or abduction. He was transported to the Walworth County Jail.
Officers from the Game, Fish and Parks and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the call.