Bound by handcuffs and shackles, 17-year-old Max Rhodes appeared before Madison Municipal Judge Dale Danks Wednesday.
Rhodes says he understands the charges against him: three counts of auto burglary, one count of aggravated assault on a police officer, and some misdemeanors, for an incident that occurred Tuesday in the Reunion subdivision in Madison.
In Haddington Cove, Madison Police responded to two calls: one for auto burglaries, the other for a teen walking in circles in the rain, and talking to himself.
Police say when they arrived, Rhodes was with another teen. Rhodes ran around a house. An officer tackled Rhodes and discovered he had a gun.
"At that point, the officer was attempting to holster his duty weapon. Mr. Rhodes grabbed the duty weapon. A struggle ensued over the duty weapon. The weapon did discharge," says Madison Police Major Robert Sanders. No one was hurt.
Major Sanders says, in some of the auto burglaries, more than $1,000 in merchandise was taken, including the gun Rhodes had in his waistband.
"Some headsets used for aviation, obviously the firearm, we're still getting reports as far as the electronics, clothing, things of that nature," Major Sanders says.
3 On Your Side found some residents searching the fields around Haddington Cove. Major Sanders says they continue to search for their belongings.
Rhodes, who lives on Quail Ridge Drive in Gluckstadt, will be tried as an adult. Two adults showed up in court for his appearance. We could not confirm if they were Rhodes' parents.
The second teen, an unnamed 16-year-old, will be prosecuted through youth court.
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