3 arrested on battery, armed robbery charges | Crime
Three men face armed robbery and battery charges after breaking into a Madison home on Tuesday night, according to the Madison Police Department.
Officials said Ari L. Williams, 25, of Madison, Christopher M. Carthans, 23, of Madison, and Darius R. Howard, 21, of Madison, entered a home in the 600 block of North Oak Street at about 6:45 p.m. The men beat, pistol whipped and choked a 25-year-old victim, police said.
The victim said the three men entered his home and demanded to know where the drugs were at. Following the beating, the men fled, the victim said.
The victim was able to give police a description of the getaway vehicle, and the men were later pulled over on a traffic stop in Fitchburg. Police said they found a handgun in the vehicle.
The victim suffered significant head injuries and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.
Williams, Carthans and Howard each face charges of armed robbery and substantial battery, police said. Carthans also faces a charge of strangulation.