River Falls Journal:
River Falls police were called to the area of State and Charlotte streets before dawn Wednesday, June 8, to find two male suspects allegedly going through parked cars. They found the pair holding bags that apparently contained items stolen from cars and also from nearby Kwik Trip on South Main Street. One of those arrested was a male juvenile from River Falls. The other was 23-year-old Travis H. Johnson, also from River Falls, who was out on probation stemming from a past burglary.
Police are still trying to match the evidence recovered with the various car owners who might have been victims in that area.
The juvenile arrestee was taken into custody without incident. He was later cited for underage drinking.
Johnson, however, allegedly faked having a seizure. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the hospital. He was checked by a doctor, found to be OK and released.
As two officers tried to get him in a squad car and take him to county jail in Ellsworth, Johnson began to struggle and allegedly kicked one of the officers, Mike Nelson, in the side of his face. Nelson was hurt but kept working with the other officer to transport Johnson.
Along the way to jail on Hwy. 65, Johnson allegedly kicked out the back window of the squad car. He then allegedly rammed his head into the cage that separates the back seat from the driver and “split his forehead open.”
Police took Johnson back to River Falls Area Hospital. There, his wounds were treated and he was eventually taken again, this time in restraints, to jail in Ellsworth.
Just another day at the office...