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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Thursday January 9th, 2020 :: 09:24 a.m. CST


Shooting, Pursuit and High Risk Traffic Stop Incident

Sun Prairie Police Department Media Release
From: Lieutenant Kevin Konopacki
Date: January 9, 2020
Subject: Shooting, Pursuit and High Risk Traffic Stop Incident

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at approximately 3:06am, the Sun Prairie Police Department responded to 1014 Pine Street for a report of a male subject who fired a handgun in the residence of a female subject during a dispute they were having. The bullet round did not hit anybody in the residence.

The male subject then fled the scene in the female subject’s vehicle without her permission. Upon arrival Sun Prairie officers saw the suspect and attempted a traffic stop. A vehicle pursuit then ensued with the male subject eventually stopping the vehicle at the top of the westbound I90 off ramp to County Highway V (in the town of Vienna). The male subject then put the handgun to his head and a standoff began. The on and off ramps of westbound I90 and County Highway V were shut down, as were both lanes of County Highway V near I90 during the standoff. Eventually the male subject put the handgun down and exited the vehicle, complying with officer’s commands and was taken into custody and the handgun was recovered.

The male subject was identified as Ronnie A.L. Ballard, DOB 11-08-1988, from Madison, WI. Ballard was arrested on one count of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, one count of Burglary, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent, one count of Felony Eluding, and four counts of misdemeanor bail-jumping.

Sun Prairie Police Department received assistance from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Village of DeForest Police Department, and the Town of Madison Police Department’s K-9 Unit.

Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 E Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-837-7336

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