ED TRELEVEN | firstname.lastname@example.org | 608-252-6134 | Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 3:45 pm
A Baraboo man who repeatedly shocked an East Side dance instructor with a stun gun on Friday claimed the instructor was a "sinner" who "defiles married women," according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.
But there is no indication that the victim knew Kevin K. Johnson, 59, of Baraboo, who allegedly brought the stun gun and a sledgehammer to the instructor's Jackson Street home after calling to hastily arrange a dance lesson, Assistant District Attorney Iliana Castillo said in court Tuesday.
Johnson was charged with possession of an electric weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, both felonies, along with criminal trespass and battery, both misdemeanors.
Court Commissioner Todd Meurer decided to keep Johnson in jail another day so that mental health evaluators could tell him whether to order a competency evaluation.
Meurer said the complaint presents "a bizarre set of facts" that raises the issue of Johnson's competency.
According to the complaint:
Johnson told Detective Patrick Green that he had taken dance lessons before but stopped because his church does not condone bodies touching while dancing.
Johnson claimed that other people had told him that the instructor is "a true sinner, fornicator, (adulterer), he defiles married women and is a peeking Tom."
Johnson said he was going to scare the instructor "and tell him to leave the women alone." To do that, he said, he would go to a lesson and "take the electric thing and go zap and scare him."
He bought the stun gun on the Internet, he said, and brought the sledgehammer to the lesson with him inside his pants.
The instructor told police that Johnson phoned for private dance lesson, and when he opened the door to his home, Johnson began to shock him repeatedly in the neck with the stun gun.
The instructor's roommate knocked Johnson away from the instructor, and a chase ensued outside that ended with Johnson's arrest.
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Tags: stun gun, dance instructor, sinner, church, religious nut
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin, United States (load item map)
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