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Incident Report for Case #2018-412859

Incident Type


Incident Date

10/22/2018 - 12:15 AM


100 block State St.


Melvin F. Bogus, age 39, Madison
Suspect was arrested for substantial battery and bail jumping.


Male, age 54, no permanent address


Utilizing video from city surveillance cameras, downtown officers were able to identify and arrest a substantial battery suspect last night.

Melvin F. Bogus, age 39, Madison, is accused of punching a homeless man in the head early Monday morning. The blow toppled the victim rendering him unconscious. He was taken to a hospital where he needed multiple stitches to close a head cut.

The suspect claimed the victim was injured during mutual combat, but officers told him surveillance video did not support that assertion.


Released 10/23/2018 at 10:17 AM by PIO Joel Despain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.