A police dog located a 21-year-old man armed with a handgun who had been hiding from officers in tall grass early Saturday morning, the Madison Police Department said.
Officers were searching for Jason L. Hall, of Fitchburg, after he allegedly pointed a gun at a female acquaintance of his on the 1800 block of Northport Drive, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. A van Hall had fled in was spotted near Sherman Park, 1226 Delaware Blvd., and officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, DeSpain said.
But as the van slowed, Hall jumped out and took off, prompting police dog Freez to be brought in for tracking, DeSpain said.
A loaded handgun was found a few feet away from where Hall had been hiding, DeSpain said.
He was arrested on tentative charges of disorderly conduct while armed, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting/obstructing, possession of THC and bail jumping, DeSpain said.