CrimeTracker 15: Police Arrest Man for Trying to Pick Fights on State St.

POSTED: Monday, July 30, 2012 --- 12:30 p.m.

Incident Type
Battery

Incident Date
07/28/2012 - 3:07 AM

Address
200 block State St.

Arrested
Benjamin J. Runde, age 30, Madison

Victim
Male, age 25, Topeka, KS

Details
The MPD arrested a 30-year old Madison man following a substantial battery on State Street early Saturday morning. Witnesses said the suspect was outside in the 200 block trying to pick fights with passersby. A 25-year old Kansas man was punched once in the head and knocked unconscious by the suspect. After that, a 21-year old Cottage Grove man intervened. He battled with the suspect with the intent of stopping him from running as police were called. He was successful as the two were still actively engaged as police rolled up. Officers noted, upon arrest, that the suspect was acting strangely, and they could not determine why he had attacked the victim.


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