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Local woman faces battery charge

Staff Writer | May 28, 2023 1:00 AM

A Bonner County woman was arrested on charges of public intoxication and battery of a police officer after she allegedly chased someone down the middle of the street in the early hours of the morning earlier this month.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on May 12, officers were dispatched to claims that a possibly intoxicated woman was chasing someone down the street, according to court records. When police arrived, the suspect was not around, but the alleged victim identified the suspect as 22-year-old Madison Zantow. According to the probable cause affidavit, a new rule of no alcohol at a home caused an altercation between the alleged victim and Zantow.

A fight broke out and Zantow allegedly ended up trying to attack the man, who ran down the street to get away from her, according to court records. While officers were talking to the alleged victim, Zantow walked back up the road to the residence. When an officer attempted to ask her questions but she ignored him and instead began yelling at the alleged victim, according to the court documents

“Madison rapidly aggressed [the alleged victim] and attempted to attack him,” deputies testified in the probable cause affidavit.

The officer got in front of Zantow to prevent possible additional attacks, according to, the records. Zantow responded by allegedly grabbing the officer’s hand and attempting to shove him out of her way so she could continue toward the alleged victim, court records contend.

At this point, Zantow was put in handcuffs and a breathalyzer test was administered, which came back at 0.196, according to court records. Zantow was arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest, and the battery of a police officer.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 9.