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UW-Madison Police Department makes arrest at Witte Hall

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.

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Ellie Bourdo

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.


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