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Incident Report for Case #2017-3957

Incident Type


Incident Date

01/04/2017 - 4:15 PM


200 block State St.


Tyler C. Smith, age 34, no permanent address
Suspect was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting/Obstructing, and Felony Bail Jumping.


 A man, who has attacked randomly in the past, is back behind bars again after punching a MPD officer in the face. The latest arrest of Tyler C. Smith, age 34, no permanent address, took place yesterday afternoon after the MPD asked for a Madison Metro driver to pull over on University Avenue. The suspect had gotten onto the bus after creating a significant disturbance at a State St. bus shelter. A disabled 28-year-old man, who was waiting for a bus, went into a restaurant to call for police after the suspect tried to punch the victim in the head. Moments earlier he had been yelling swear words and racial epithets while smoking a cigarette inside the bus shelter. This caused many to move away. As they did, the suspect continued to escalate, wildly swinging his arms. It was at that point, the victim – who was nearly hit - decided it best to summon help. As he did so, the suspect got on a bus. When two officers boarded it a short time later, the suspect charged at them, and fought with the officers, punching one in the face. He was taken to jail on tentative charges listed above.
Last year he was arrested for randomly attacking a runner, and in a separate case for punching a MPD officer during a heroin investigation.

Released 01/05/2017 at 12:46 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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