Arrested couple claims they slept through Shorewood tactical response

Tom Murray

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Arrested couple claims they slept through Shorewood tactical response

CREATED Jun. 24, 2013

SHOREWOOD - Police said something they heard on a 911 call Friday warranted a huge tactical team response.  The couple arrested at the end of that tactical situation claims they did nothing wrong.

"I had to go sit in jail for the weekend for a misunderstanding," Marquis Jones told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray.  "I didn't threaten anyone."

Jones and his girlfriend claim a neighbor heard their loud argument with a guest and called police.   They say they ignored officers hour after hour because they were asleep.

"We didn't know they was out at first," the girlfriend said, refusing to give her name.  "We woke up to it actually."

"I never answered the door because I never called the police and I didn't want nothing to do with the police," Jones said.  "I went in the room.  Me and my girlfriend went to sleep.  Wake up four hours later.  It's the SWAT team, a hundred officers and the bomb squad."

Police are not ready to go public with a lot of what they uncovered.  They will say they made the right decision to keep people safe.

"Based on the call we received from the 9-1-1 call, we acted appropriately," Deputy Chief Kevin Carini said.

Investigators planned to give reports to the district attorney for charging decision review as early as Tuesday.

Police said they would not release the 911 call recording until they completed their investigation.

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