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Incident Report for Case #2018-359492

Incident Type


Incident Date

09/14/2018 - 1:00 AM


105 W. Main St. (Genna's Lounge)


Ronald E. Duell, age 61, Madison
Suspect was arrested for battery or threat to judge, prosecutor of law enforcement with a hate crime enhancer, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.


Female, age 23
Female, age 24
Madison Police officer


While he was being booked into jail early this morning, an arrested man repeatedly used racial slurs, threatening to kill a black Madison Police officer.

"Kill the n-" and "I kill n for life" were among the epithets being yelled out as the suspect motioned toward the black officer.

The MPD had just arrested the man inside a downtown bar after he sent two patrons - both women - into a panic. He had told them his son had just died, that he had a gun in his pocket, and he was about to kill himself.

"Can I tell you something?" "I lost my son today," the man was quoted as saying before telling the women about the weapon. "Guess what I have in my pocket," he said. They tried to talk him out of hurting himself, but he asserted it was "the only answer" and "what he had to do."  

A call was placed to 911. Arriving officers determined the man did not have a gun and did not have a son who had just died.

He was arrested for threatening a police officer with a hate crime enhancer, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

Released 09/14/2018 at 9:27 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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