Kenosha Man Charged with Allegedly Trying to Strangle Woman Visiting Senior Home

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by Tina Johansson

Officers then fired a Taser gun at him, but he kept fleeing toward the St. Catherine Hospital where he was finally arrested. – Pleasant Prairie Police

Brian J. Palmer, 33, of Kenosha was arrested Monday, June 12, by Pleasant Prairie Police in connection with the battery of a woman at the Prairie Ridge Senior Campus at 7900 94th Avenue.

When confronted by officers who went to the scene at 6:37 p.m., the suspect tried to run away from them at the parking lot, police said. Ordered to stop, he refused. Officers then fired a Taser gun at him, but he kept fleeing toward the St. Catherine Hospital where he was finally arrested.

The victim, a 40-year-old woman, told police she was visiting a relative at the senior campus when the suspect confronted her in an elevator and struck her in the head and face before trying to strangle her.

Palmer was held at the hospital overnight for observation and later taken into Kenosha County Jail on charges of false imprisonment, burglary, battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and two counts of strangulation.

Investigators said they believe the attack was an isolated incident and that the suspect was acting alone and had no connection to the senior campus.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Pleasant Prairie Police at 262.694.7353 or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262.656.7333.

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