Man tries to carjack occupied vehicle, bites trooper during arrest, police say

A 24-year-old man bit a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper while two other men were attempting to help the trooper Sunday night, according to a release.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of people fighting on North Sprecher Road at 4:09 p.m. Sunday.

According to a release, Andre Nash crashed his vehicle on the interstate and was running from a state trooper.

The trooper was about 100 yards behind Nash when he put out his arms and stood in front of a car being driven on Sprecher Road by a 23-year-old Madison woman, police said. The Madison woman hit her brakes to avoid hitting Nash, who then jumped in through her passenger door.

Three men in a vehicle behind the woman saw what happened and decided to stop the carjacking by swerving in front of her car, according to the release. When the woman’s car crashed into the second car, two of the passengers got out and tried to pull Nash out of the victim’s vehicle.

During the struggle, the three men fell into the ditch, police said. When the trooper got to the fight, he was hit in the head and Nash bit him in the arm.

When Madison police officers arrived, Nash was being held down by the trooper and some other good Samaritans, police said.

Nash was taken into custody, and will face several tentative charges, including substantial battery and carjacking.

The trooper suffered a concussion and was bleeding. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.