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Police want to ban battery suspect from State Street

Man arrested twice in 3 months

MADISON, Wis. - A man accused of throwing punches, spitting and biting during a disturbance at a State Street bar is prompting police to ask that the man be banned from State Street as a condition of his bail.

Paris A. Reese, 22, of Madison was arrested Thursday for the second time in three months for battery to people in the downtown area, according to Madison police.

Police were called to Whiskey Jack's Saloon at 552 State St. at 12:30 a.m. for a disturbance. Police said Reese was asked several times by bar staff to adjust his clothing to stay in compliance with the bar's dress code and was eventually asked to leave after breaking the bar's darts.

Reese spit in the face of an employee, bit the shoulder of another and punched a patron three times when he attempted to help the bar's employees, according to police. He also struck a man after he was pushed outside the bar. Police said he had a knife when officers found him. He denied punching or biting anyone but admitted to spitting on bouncers.

Reese was arrested on suspicion of battery, three counts of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police also cited a woman who was with the suspect. The woman pounded on the chest of a bouncer and hit another in the head with her purse, according to police. She was cited on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct.

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