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Man Arrested On Numerous Charges After Being Removed For Crystal Beach

Vulgar verbal attacks towards officers

A Madison man is arrested after he allegedly had to be removed from Crystal Beach Pool.

According to a probable cause affidavit from the Madison Police Department, officers were called to Crystal Beach just after 7pm on Sunday after receiving a call advising of an intoxicated male refusing to exit the pool and engaging in a verbal altercation with the staff. Other officers on the scene identified the man as Joshua D. Charles of Madison.


When approached by an officer, Charles allegedly began making numerous verbal attacks directed at the officer, at which time the officer noted Charles had bloodshot eyes and was speaking with slurred speech.


The man then allegedly continued to make vulgar verbal attacks, and stated that he was going to knock the officer out.


The officer said Charles took a fighting stance, and after determining that the man had been warned enough and his stance posed a threat to the officers Charles was pushed to the ground and placed in handcuffs. Officers note that Charles continued to resist arrest during this struggle.


Officers on the scene spoke with several witnesses, who stated that Charles had shouted insults at people who were swimming at the pool and had ripped out several flowers from planters at the pool.


Charles was initially taken to King’s Daughters’ Hospital for evaluation due to possible injuries sustained while being arrested and his level of intoxication before being transported to the Jefferson County Jail. While being transported to the jail, Charles allegedly made threatening comments to the officer that had placed him under arrest. Charles was then booked into the jail.

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