Arrests made after melee at downtown bar

Multiple police called to scene
Arrests made after melee at downtown bar

Two people were arrested and two cited after a group of patrons began fighting with staff at Wando’s Bar, at 602 University Ave., Sunday morning.

Madison police said multiple officers were called to the bar at 1:46 a.m. Officers said the disturbance began when a patron fell off a bar stool and was asked to leave.

A recycle bin filled with bottles was thrown down a flight of stairs at bouncers and a woman used a broomstick to hit a 34-year-old bouncer in the head multiple times, according to police.

The same bouncer was also injured while struggling to hold down Michael A. Simmons, 23, of Sun Prairie, while waiting for police to arrive. The bouncer told police he was punched in the face four to five times and Simmons also threatened to come back later and shoot him.

Simmons was arrested on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct. He told police he was out celebrating the birth of his daughter.

Michelle M. Conley, 23, of Sun Prairie was arrested on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct.

Antwan D. Windom, 28, of Madison and Vonzaye D. Davis, 22, Sun Prairie, were cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct.