When two deputies went to a teen’s home to escort her to court, one of them left with a concussion.
Starrann G. Stocks, 17, Waupaca, is charged with escaping civil arrest, battery to an officer as party to a crime and resisting an officer.
Michael D.L. Call, 24, Waupaca, is charged with battery to an officer, substantial battery, escaping civil arrest as party to a crime and resisting an officer.
At 8:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Huberty was advised that Stocks needed to be picked up at her home and transported to court on a capias warrant.
Huberty, who had prior incidents with Stocks, requested assistance. Sgt. Scott Lewis accompanied Huberty to Stocks’ residence on Mynard Road in Dayton. They drove separate cars.
According to the criminal complaint, Starrann’s twin brother, Strahan, met the officers at the door and said Stocks was not at home, but at work.
Huberty contacted dispatch and requested that a deputy go to Stocks’ place of employment to find her.
Less than 10 minutes later, they were advised Stocks was not at work, so the two deputies returned.
As they were walking toward the house, the deputies reported Strahan came out and said, “Oh, I thought she was at work, but she was actually in the shower.”
He pointed toward the back of the house, where the deputies saw Starrann Stocks coming around from behind a building.
Huberty told Stocks she needed to come to court. She said she needed to go into the house and change her clothes because she was not ready for court.
“I advised her she should have known she had court because we were there 10 minutes ago and her brother should have told her she had a court appearance,” Huberty reported. “She began to be very verbally abusive with us, saying she had to get her shoes on because she had bare feet.”
Stocks reportedly started to walk away, and Lewis grabbed her by the arm.
A man, later identified as Call, came toward the deputies and yelled, “You can’t manhandle her like that,” the complaint says.
Huberty took out his stun gun and then he and Lewis began escorting Stocks to Huberty’s squad car.
Call then reportedly punched Lewis in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.
Lewis “momentarily lost consciousness,” the complaint says, and Stocks ran to the house.
Huberty then deployed his stun gun and Call fell to the ground, where Lewis managed to roll him over and handcuff him.
“At the same time there were numerous people outside, yelling and screaming,” Huberty reported. “I was concerned for our safety and I pointed my taser at the other people that were there as they were coming toward us.”
Stocks was eventually taken into custody and handcuffed.
Because there was no cage in the back of Lewis’ vehicle, a third squad car was sent to the scene in order to transport both suspects to the jail in separate vehicles.
“While filling out the paperwork at the jail, Call said he only regrets he didn’t punch me,” Huberty reported.
After the incident, Lewis went to ThedaCare Medical Center in Waupaca, where emergency room staff diagnosed him with a concussion and abrasions.
Stocks was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond.
Call remains in custody on a $5,000 cash bond.