Homicide suspect attempts to strangle deputy, deputies say

Homicide suspect attempts to strangle deputy, deputies say

An inmate attempted to strangle a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy Monday night, leaving the officer injured, according to a Dane County Sheriff’s report.

Langlois is charged with shooting two men, one of them to death, at the 7-Eleven on the West Beltline on August 2. His bail was recently set at $2 million, the release said.

Three deputies were moving Curtis J. Langlois, from visitation back to his cell on the 7th floor of the City-County Building when he started shouting and threatening the deputy, the release said.

The deputies commanded Langlois, age 37, to change his behavior, but they were only met with further resistance and verbal assaults, including Langlois threatening the life of the deputy with whom he agitated with. He was in full restraints, according to the release.

While in the elevator, Langlois struggled with the deputies, the release said. He was able to get his handcuffed hands around the deputy’s neck, and started choking her until the three deputies regained control over him, the release said.

Langlois is now being held in segregation and is facing new charges of resisting, battery to a law enforcement officer and strangulation, according to the release.

The deputy injured in the altercation was treated at the hospital and released, according to the release.