Court appearance postponed after man accused of making threats at UW-Madison residence hall refuses to participate

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison man’s initial court appearance on a number of charges stemming from multiple incidents at a University of Wisconsin-Madison residence hall earlier this week has been rescheduled after he refused to take part in an appearance Friday afternoon.

According to online court records, David Clash-Miller, 20, “actively refused to participate in today’s proceedings.” His initial appearance has been rescheduled to Oct. 6.

Clash-Miller faces eight charges ranging from threatening a law enforcement officer to disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer and bail jumping following three separate incidents this week at Witte Residence Hall.

According to a criminal complaint, Clash-Miller threatened students inside the residence hall multiple times between Monday and Thursday. In one incident, he allegedly got upset when a group of students playing pool spoke in Spanish in front of him.

In another incident around 12:40 a.m. Thursday, Clash-Miller allegedly told a student of Asian descent she was going to die in her sleep and “Thanks for giving me COVID.”

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UW-Madison police officers responded to the residence hall following the Thursday incident; as they got to the building, Clash-Miller reportedly took off running, leading officers on a foot chase for several blocks.

As the officers arrested him, the complaint alleges Clash-Miller threatened multiple times to kill them.

UWPD said Clash-Miller is not affiliated with the university.

Editor’s note: In an incident report posted Thursday, UWPD said Clash-Miller was 22, but court documents show he is 20.