Posted: Friday, 03 August 2012 9:41AM
Madison man charged with assaulting police officer
A 31-year-old Madison man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a law enforcement officer. Bradley Wede appeared in Lake County Magistrate Court Thursday on charges of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer for an incident that happened in Madison in July. According to court records, Wede threatened Madison Police Officer Justin Meyer with a knife when Meyer was checking his well-being after Wede had allegedly threatened suicide. Meyer said in the court document that he felt that Wede was trying to stab him with the knife. Wede’s attorney Manuel deCastro, Junior of Madison filed a motion Thursday asking for a psychiatric exam to be done on Wede. Magistrate Judge LeeAnn Pierce said she could not grant that motion because it was a felony case, so it would need to be done by a Circuit Court judge. Judge Tim Tucker has recused himself from Wede’s case, so another judge will need to be appointed to the case and consider deCastro’s motion. A jury trial for Wede was scheduled for October, but Judge Pierce said that date could change with a different judge appointed. Aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer is a Class 2 felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in the state penitentiary and up to a 50-thousand dollar fine.