Man arrested in connection to City County Building arson attack, police say

Marquon M. Clark

MADISON, Wis. — A person of interest in an arson attack on the City County Building was arrested Tuesday night by Madison police.

According to an incident report, Marquon M. Clark, 26, of Madison, was taken into custody on a probation hold following a traffic stop near Verona Road.

Officials said while officers were trying to stop Clark’s car, the driver of a pickup truck following behind Clark’s car intentionally swerved at a marked Madison police car.

Police said the squad car would have been rammed had the officer not taken evasive maneuvers.

The truck’s driver, Conner M. Fleck, 25, of Pardeeville, was arrested for second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Conner M. Fleck

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway released a statement Wednesday regarding the incident.

“I am pleased that Madison Police and agents with the Office of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have a person of interest in custody in connection with the recent firebombing of the City County Building,” Rhodes-Conway said. “This incredibly serous crime could have resulted in the serious injuries or deaths of of not only city and county employees, but also the vulnerable populations at the Dane County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center.”

There was a $5,000 reward for information on the arson that happened early in the morning of June 24.