Charges dropped against man police said bit an officer

MONONA, Wis. - A Monona man accused of biting a police officer had some of the charges against him dismissed in court.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the 4700 block of Wallace Avenue in Monona.

According to police, Anthony Celley, 30, of Monona was driving down Wallace Avenue when police pulled him over. Monona police made the stop after Madison police asked them to check an address for a suspect in a hit and run crash.

Police said when the car was stopped, Celley left the car and wouldn't follow orders from the police officer, which led to a physical struggle. The officer called for backup, according to police, but Celley continued to resist officers.

Police said Celley was handcuffed and put in a squad car, but caused damage to the car and bit an officer in the process.

Celley pleaded guilty to bail jumping and disorderly conduct March 1. Charges of criminal damage to property, resisting an officer and battery to an officer were dismissed.

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