Fight over woman results in arrests, police say

Third man injured trying to prevent fight

Published On: Jul 18 2013 11:28:31 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

Two men were arrested after a fight over a woman, according to Madison police.

Police said the fight took place in a parking lot outside an apartment building in the 1700 block of Northport Drive Wednesday afternoon when Derrick Bradshaw, 20, of Chicago, tried to make contact with the girlfriend of Matthew Leonard, 24, of Madison.

Leonard confronted Bradshaw while holding a utility knife, according to police.

A 23-year-old Madison man stepped in trying to prevent the fight and was injured by the utility knife. The wound was not serious but required treatment, according to police.

Leonard was arrested on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct while armed. Bradshaw was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.