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Two arrested in connection with fight near temporary men's shelter


MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested two men Wednesday evening after a fight broke out in a park near the men’s shelter on the near east side.

Officers were called to the area around 5 p.m. for a report of an ongoing fight. When police arrived, they didn’t see any disturbances at the shelter, but when they checked nearby Burr Jones Park they reportedly found two suspects attacking a victim on the ground. One of the suspects was armed with a belt, police said.

The suspects, 24-year-old Aaron Mixon and 38-year-old Nathan Dougherty, were taken into custody. Mixon was booked on a tentative charge of battery with use of a dangerous weapon, felony and misdemeanor bail jumping and a warrant out of Janesville for domestic battery. Dougherty was booked on a probation/parole violation.

Police said the victim was checked on by emergency responders and was released at the scene.