Posted: Friday, 03 August 2012 9:20AM
Colman man & Madison woman face assault charges
A Colman man and a Madison woman face several charges – including assault against a law enforcement officer – for an incident that allegedly occurred in Madison in July. 22-year-old John Tokheim of Colman and 23-year-old Brittany Gilman of Madison both appeared in Lake County Magistrate Court on Thursday on multiple charges. Tokheim faces three felony counts of simple assault against a law enforcement officer, along with misdemeanor charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer and intentional damage to property, as well as a municipal offense of fleeing from an officer. Gilman is charged with three felony counts of simple assault against a law enforcement officer, along with misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession, intentional causing contact with bodily fluids, disorderly conduct, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges Tokheim and Gilman face stem from an incident on July 7th in Madison in which law enforcement were called because Tokheim allegedly called 9-1-1 to report that Gilman had cut herself. According to court documents, Madison Police officers found the two on the steps of the Madison Post Office, and both were disorderly and uncontrollable. In the course of events, court documents say that Tokheim was grabbing at officers and tried to flee, and Gilman was fighting with and assaulting law enforcement, spitting on them, resisting arrest, and attempting to break windows in the post office. Gilman’s three assault charges involving law enforcement include two Madison police officers and one Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy.
In court Thursday, both pleaded not guilty to the charges and had jury trials scheduled for October. Simple Assault against a Law Enforcement Officer is a Class six felony – which carries a maximum sentence of two years in the state penitentiary and up to a four-thousand dollar fine.