The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department arrested a Madison man after an altercation at Witte Residence Hall Thursday morning.
According to UWPD, 22-year-old David C. Clash-Miller made a disturbance in the residence hall meeting room. Police arrested Clash-Miller after reports of threatening statements and comments on a person’s race.
Clash-Miller ran from the scene after UWPD arrived. He was chased for several blocks until eventually being taken into custody. Clash-Miller made several threatening statements toward police officers while being arrested, according to UWPD.
On Tuesday, UWPD responded to reports of a suspect making threatening statements to a House Fellow in Witte Residence Hall. During the investigation they also learned of a different altercation — a day earlier, the suspect was making threatening statements to a group of students. According to UWPD, the students felt they were targeted because they were speaking Spanish.
Clash-Miller was arrested and booked into the Dane County Jail on “several outstanding warrants,” UWPD said. Clash-Miller was referred to numerous charges by UWPD. These charges include two counts of disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer, one count of disorderly conduct, eight counts of bail jumping, one count of resisting arrest and one count of threats to a law enforcement officer.
Upon request for comment, UWPD Executive Director of Communications Marc Lovicott said details released today are all he can share at this time.
Ellie Bourdo is the features editor for The Daily Cardinal. Ellie previously served as associate news editor, where she specialized in breaking news and University of Wisconsin-System news reporting. She also works at WisPolitics. Follow Ellie on Twitter at @elliebourdo.