Posted Sunday, September 15, 2013 --- 3:16 a.m.
Madison Police arrested Tommy L. Crawford, 53, after he allegedly punched a Madison Metro employee in the face.
On September 14th, police responded to a report of a battery at 1101 E. Washington Ave.
According to a release, Crawford boarded a Metro bus on State St downtown when soon after he began to create a disturbance. The bus driver stopped near Metro headquarters on E. Washington Ave when another employee was called to assist in asking Crawford to leave the bus. Crawford punched the employee in the face and then fled the scene.
He was located at the North Transfer Point a short time later. When the investigating officer informed him that he was under arrest, Crawford intentionally kneed the officer. He was eventually taken into custody and conveyed to the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of Substantial Battery, Battery to a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct.
The Madison Metro employee sustained a fractured nose and was conveyed to an area hospital. One officer sustained a minor injury. The incidents were captured by Madison Metro cameras.