Hanover man faces charges
Saturday, December 28, 2013 4:00 AM
Hanover police arrested a Madison man Wednesday after receiving reports he struck several people with a baseball bat.
John C. Robak, 52, has been charged with criminal confinement, a Class C felony, two charges of battery and possession of a controlled substance.
Police responded to a home in Hanover after receiving a report of battery with a baseball bat. When Officer Elston Boldery, arrived at the home, he noticed several people outside with blood on their shirts and found Robak inside, also with blood on his shirt, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Witnesses said Robak attacked a woman inside the home and another woman struck him with a baseball bat in an attempt to get him to stop, police said. Robak then took the bat and began attacking other people inside the home, Boldery wrote in his report.
Boldery wrote that he believed Robak had been intoxicated at the time of the incident because he could smell alcohol on his breath and Robak's speech was slurred. Officers found prescription pills in Robak's pocket that he did not have a prescription for, police said.
During the fighting, Robak had a piece of his middle finger torn off. He was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital for treatment.