Teen Attacks Cop After Taser Fails, Police Say

Suspect is facing felony charges after police say he attacked both his mom and a Port Washington police officer trying to arrest him inside his home.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a correction. The suspect's last name is Large, not Lange.

A 19-year-old Port Washington man is facing charges after police say he attacked his mom and a cop after coming home drunk from a wedding.

Mitchel D. Large was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Sept. 24 with one count of battery of a peace officer, one count of resisting an officer, one count of battery domestic abuse, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal damage to property. If convicted, he faces up to 8-½ years in prison and $41,000 in fines.

At 11:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Large came home to his mother’s house in the 400 block of North Milwaukee Street after attending a wedding and began to break things around the house, according to the criminal complaint. He shattered a computer desk, broke a pizza maker and then began to hit his mom, who was able to lock herself in a bathroom and call 911.

When a Port Washington police officer arrived at the home, he saw Large try to close the blinds on a window, then saw his mother run up behind him to try and stop it, the complaint said. Large began to yell and the officer heard a scuffle, then heard the mother yell for the officer to get into the house.

The woman was able to get the door open and the officer saw Large sitting on the floor with his back against the wall shouting profanities, according to the complaint. The officer pulled out his Taser and told Large to lie on the ground, but he slammed the door shut on the officer.

The officer heard another struggle and heard the woman yell for him to come in again. She opened the door again while Large tried to stop her, but the officer was able to enter the home, according to the complaint.

Large then slammed the door shut with the officer in the home and told him to shoot him, the complaint said. Large refused to follow orders, so the officer deployed his Taser, but it didn’t work; Large pushed the officer back into a wall, cutting the officer’s hand.

Eventually the officer was able to get Large on the ground, but he continued to struggle. At that time another officer arrived and helped arrest Large.

Large will make an initial appearance in court Oct. 17.    

Anon October 04, 2012 at 07:27 PM
His last name is large not Lange. But seriously that's messed up..
Howard Hinterthuer October 05, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Perhaps the young man should refrain from the use of alcohol?
BG port wash October 05, 2012 at 12:23 PM
well of course he should refrain from alochol, probably a good good kid in most respects and cant handle the alcohol nd look at the mess it has caused for him and his family
Anon October 05, 2012 at 01:08 PM
He was a good kid till high school.
BG port wash October 05, 2012 at 01:51 PM
he still is a good kid just made wrong choices, Unless you are in his families shoes i think some respect goes out to them, we have no idea if this family suffers from personal tragedies ectera...I am sure they regret it all and maybe just maybe are making positive changes in their lives, This goes back to the very old saying of Can's judge a book by its cover ! Things change we all make mistakes
JB October 05, 2012 at 02:51 PM
"If convicted, he faces up to 8-½ years in prison and $41,000 in fines." Somewhere this kid got off the track. I'm not saying what he did shouldn't be punished, but he needs counseling and forced sobriety, not prison. Our prison system takes young people and turns them into repeat offenders -- it does nothing to 'rehabilitate'. There's still a chance for him; I hope whatever his fate, he chooses to turn his life around.
Greg October 05, 2012 at 03:17 PM
"You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover" would apply if he was being judged on his appearance alone, that does not seem to be the case here. This young man is being judged for his actions. I agree with others that there are options for dealing with his choices/actions, but in the end the charges are pretty serious.
Greg October 05, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Ya think?
Greg October 05, 2012 at 04:01 PM
How did you come up with this diagnosis?
Amitiel October 05, 2012 at 04:28 PM
"Shoot me" is a good indicator of depression. No?
Greg October 05, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Anything is possible. It could also be an indicator of intoxication, immaturity or a combination of both. I don't think that the rest of the actions indicated depression. It is difficult to evaluate a person with only an article about a bad night.
Vic October 05, 2012 at 05:03 PM
he's not a "kid".
Anon October 06, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Yeahhh I've known him for years and used to be friends with him. I do know a lot of what him & his family has gone through. He's not afraid to talk about anything. What he did was definitely not right though. He needs help for sure.


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