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Incident Report for Case #2018-391261

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

10/06/2018 - 7:00 AM


1110 N. Sherman Ave. (Sherman Glen)


Bryant D. Williams, age 32, Madison
Suspect was arrested for robbery with use of force - 2 counts, armed robbery, battery, intimidate a victim - 3 counts, resisting/obstructing, unlawful trespass, disorderly conduct while armed - 3 counts, and a parole violation.


Female, age 60, Madison
Female, age 75, Madison
Female, age 70, Madison


The MPD was already looking for a dangerous criminal when he traumatized residents of a senior housing complex early Saturday morning.

Bryant D. Williams, age 32, Madison, was wanted in connection with a violent robbery and kidnapping case from last month.

Saturday, a 60-year-old resident of Sherman Glen found
Williams sleeping on a bench outside of her building, which is posted no trespassing. She asked Williams to move along, but he continued to loiter around the property while giving angry looks at the victim. She took out her phone to call 911, upsetting Williams. He ended up knocking her to the ground, pointing a handgun at her head while threatening to kill her. She called for help as he stole her cellphone. Two other residents heard their neighbor's pleas. They were nearby and also attempted to call 911, until Williams forcefully took a second victim's cellphone.

Fortunately, one of the calls had briefly gotten through to the Dane County Communications Center, and officers were on their way as the suspect took off on foot, still brandishing the gun.

Following a chase that involved officers on foot and in squad cars, the suspect was cornered and arrested on the playground of Sherman Middle School, 1610 Ruskin St.

During his flight, Williams had tossed the weapon on the front yard of a Spohn Ave. home. It was recovered, and it turned out to be a very real looking BB gun.

Williams is also a suspect in other recent cases to include burglaries and other violent offenses.

Released 10/08/2018 at 10:27 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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