Driver points handgun at man in other vehicle while on Beltline, police say

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident
Jadyn Walsvick And Damari Thomas

MADISON, Wis. — Two men were arrested after a man had a gun pointed at him Tuesday afternoon while driving on the Beltline.

Police received a report of a man in a black Nissan Altima who pointed a handgun at a 40-year-old in another vehicle. The incident happened shortly after 2 p.m.

Officers attempted to find the car, but police said two K9s helped capture the suspects and recover guns and drugs.

Police said Jadyn C. Walsvick, 18, of Madison, was the car’s driver during the road rage incident. Walsvick was arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangering safety; knowingly fleeing an officer; possessing with intent to deliver narcotics; possession with intent to deliver marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; resisting and obstructing; and felony bail jumping.

Walsvick’s passenger, Damari L. Thomas, 21, of Madison, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon; possession with intent to deliver marijuana; and resisting and obstructing.

According to an incident report, officers spotted Walsvick’s car after the incident, but Walsvick drove off onto East Washington Avenue. Police said he later drove on Anniversary Lane before turning on to a bike path in Sandburg Woods Park, where many people were in the area.

Both men later ran off after parking the car on Basil Drive.

K9s Patton and Domo helped search the area, landing both men in custody, while also finding where the two had been and finding two handguns and a bag of marijuana. The men also had nearly $3,900 in cash on hand.