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Villager arrested after being tasered in Village of Palo Alto

William John Verticelli
William John Verticelli

A 60-year-old Villager was arrested after he was tasered by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies in the Village of Palo Alto.

Deputies had been called to a postal station Friday night in the Village of Palo Alto after receiving a report of a Villager who may have been using methamphetamine.

There the deputies found William John Verticelli who became combative. The deputies followed Verticelli to a residence where Verticelli refused to obey commands from deputies. Verticelli was tasered, but still managed to strike one of the deputies in the chest, according to the arrest report.

Verticelli was arrested on felony charges of battery, resisting arrest and drug possession.

He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center where bond was set at $12,000.

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