FM man tased after attempting to flee


FORT MADISON – A Fort Madison man was tased Monday afternoon by a Fort Madison Police officer after attempting to flee during a warrant service.

Nathan Eric Washburne, 43, of Fort Madison was arrested in the 2700 block of Avenue O on a warrant for voluntary absence from custody.

He was also charged with interference with official acts for attempting to flee from the officer resulting in him being tased. The officer stopped at a residence on the block to see if Washburne was present to serve him with the warrant, when he tried to run.

Washburne was taken into custody and transported to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison for an evaluation before being taken to Lee County Jail.

Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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