Lone Rock Stand-off and Arrest
After a nearly 12-hour stand-off, a Lone Rock man was taken into custody early Saturday morning.
According to Richland County Sheriff's deputies, at 4:55 PM late Friday (Jan 15) afternoon, the Richland County Communications Center received the report 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 on W. Exchange Street 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 man – identified as 43-year old Scott G. Schalow – 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 Scott Schalow and the other occupant – 52-year old Tammy L. Hoffman – to come out and speak with law enforcement went into the early morning hours. Schalow 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. Scott Schalow and Tammy Hoffman were taken into custody at around 5:12 (AM) Saturday morning. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Charges are pending with the Richland County District Attorney's Office.
Assisting the Richland County Sheriff's Department were the Sauk County Emergency Response Team, Sauk County Negotiations Team, Dane County Emergency Response Team, Village of Lone Rock, Lone Rock EMS, Lone Rock Fire Department, Richland County Emergency Management, and Richland County District Attorney's Office.