Police: Madison repeat offender jumps from balcony

Man being held in Dane County Jail
Police: Madison repeat offender jumps from balcony

Madison police said they have arrested a 32-year-old man who jumped from a second-story balcony while trying to escape officers.

The man is one of 10 repeat violent offenders targeted in a new program launched last fall. The Wisconsin State Journal reported he was being held Monday in the Dane County Jail for an alleged probation violation and a tentative charge of resisting or obstructing police.

According to police, detectives went to a second-floor apartment last Thursday. The man quickly started moving toward a balcony, then jumped, police said.

With detectives chasing him, the man jumped an 8-foot chain link fence, according to police.

He was taken into custody just before noon at Madison Metro Transit’s South Transfer Point.