On January 15, 2016, at 4:55pm, the Richland County Communications Center received a call of a male subject, believed to be intoxicated, shooting a rifle in the village of Lone Rock. Richland County Deputies responded and attempted contact with the residence where the subject lives and got no answer. Further investigation led Deputies to believe there to be a female subject in the home also, and the male showed a criminal history including battery to law enforcement and the fact he was a felon and could not possess firearms.
Public safety concerns led to a request for the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Response Team and the Dane County Team for their armored vehicle. Negotiations with the suspects to come out and speak with law enforcement went into the early morning hours. The male was uncooperative, and stated several times he would shoot any deputies who entered the home. Deputies used OC gas grenades launched from the armored vehicle to get the suspects out of the residence. The two were taken into custody at around 5:12am. No injuries were reported. Charges are pending with the Richland County District Attorneys Office.
Involved: Scott G. Schalow, 43 of Lone Rock, WI 53556 and Tammy L. Hoffman, 52 of Lone Rock, WI 5355
Other Agencies Involved: Richland County District Attorney’s Office, Sauk County Emergency Response Team, Sauk County Negotiations Team, Dane County Emergency Response Team, Village of Lone Rock, Lone Rock EMS, Lone Rock Fire Dept., and Richland County Emergency Management
Arrest or Charges: Scott Schalow: Felon in possession of a weapon, Disorderly conduct, and a probation hold.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department