Man pistol-whipped during daytime robbery
By Patrick Yost
A Madison man was pistol-whipped during an unsuccessful daylight robbery near the intersection of Burney and Pearl streets last Thursday at approximately 7:15 p.m.
According to Madison Police Department reports, the 37-year-old male told authorities he was sitting in his truck when a man known to him entered the truck. The victim said when he attempted to get out of the truck the man ordered him "to give me your (stuff)."
The victim said a scuffle in the truck ensued and the victim dragged the suspect across the seat of the truck and onto the ground. The suspect then called for a friend to assist in the robbery and a second man ran from Pearl Street and the victim was then fighting both men, reports state.
The first man produced a semi-automatic handgun and struck the victim on the side of the head and the man attempted to chamber a round in the gun. The victim said he attempted to take the pistol from his attacker but was unsuccessful. However, the pistol's magazine ejected during the struggle.
Both men fled south on Pearl Street toward Morgan Circle.
The victim said the men were unsuccessful in taking any of his personal belongings.
Officers have issued an arrest warrant for Kendrick Mandrell Hall, 34, Madison, on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officers are also attempting to verify the identity of the second man.
Printed in the October 11, 2012