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Rib Mountain man tased eight times after fighting officers


MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- Authorities say they had to tase a man eight times after they were called to his home for a domestic dispute. 

Marathon County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Scott Parks said officers arrived at Vili Yang's home in Rib Mountain around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. He said deputies tried to talk to Yang, but he fought back and then locked himself in the bathroom. Eventually they got him out. Authorities said they then tased Yang eight times.

"As soon as the taser was finished deploying, he was back in a combative mode," said Parks. "They deployed the taser again and as soon as the taser stopped again, he continued to fight. He failed to comply with any commands that were given, lashed out at the officers and was actually biting one of the officers and forcing them to utilize an impact weapon, the baton."

Yang was arrested and taken to the hospital. Authorities said they found drugs at Yang's home -- including cocaine, meth, and ecstasy. The sheriff's department will recommend ten charges -- including drug charges and two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer.

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