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Woman, son fight police after successful getaway

LADYSMITH -- A 56-year-old Glen Flora woman recently celebrated her birthday by teaming up with her son to combat police as they tried to arrest him at a tavern.

LADYSMITH -- A 56-year-old Glen Flora woman recently celebrated her birthday by teaming up with her son to combat police as they tried to arrest him at a tavern.

Diane C. Lemke was charged Monday in Rusk County Court with two misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing an officer.

Her son, Anthony J. Webster, 36, of Glen Flora was charged with a felony count of fleeing an officer, two felony counts of battery to a police officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer. The felonies have a combined maximum penalty of 7 1/2 years in prison.

Webster was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond. No date has been scheduled for a preliminary hearing.

According to court records:

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Deputy Mark Ohmstead was patrolling Sept. 3 near Highway 73 near the community of Ingram and tried to stop an ATV driver for failure to have its headlights illuminated. The ATV sped past him and reached speeds of 80 mph in the 35 mph zone before the deputy lost sight of it.

Police were notified later that Webster was the driver and was bragging out eluding police while at Antler's Tavern in Ingram. When police went to contact and arrest Webster, he resisted and fought with Ohmstead and officer Zach Dieckman.

Police used pepper spray, batons, a flashlight and Taser on Webster, but he did not succumb until being placed in a headlock. Webster punched Ohmstead in the face and tore his uniform, and struck Dieckman in the head.

Lemke repeatedly intervened in the incident by pushing officers and police hit her with a baton to fend her off. She eventually was restrained by a bar patron.

Police later found the ATV that Webster stored in a shed after his initial incident with police. The ATV and Webster matched a squad car's dash-cam video.

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