2 in custody in connection with violent home invasion, Madison police say

3rd suspect flees officers
2 in custody in connection with violent home invasion, Madison police say

Two men are in custody in connection with a violent home invasion on Madison’s east side Wednesday, police said.

Madison police said three men forced their way into a home in the 1300 block of Williamson Street at 9:16 p.m.

The men battered the two residents and fled with some of the victims’ property after hearing police sirens, according to the report.

Central district officers arrested one suspect and took a person of interest into custody.

Officers apprehended two people after they were spotted walking in the neighborhood. Police also recovered some of the victims’ property, which included a debit card and other items, while checking the path of the intruder who got away from officers.

According to the report, the home was targeted.

Joseph R. Crawford-Lamal, 21, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, battery and felony bail jumping.

Police said a 22-year-old Madison man who is considered a person of interest was also taken into custody on a probation and parole hold. Police didn’t identify him.

According to the report, Crawford-Lamal is homeless.