Stoughton Man Accused Of Stealing Money From Dane County Bar | Crime
A 39-year-old Stoughton man faces theft charges in connection with a business in the town of Dunn, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said they were called to Beck’s Bar at 2515 Highway 51 at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday about an armed robbery.
The bartender reported that a patron he knew only as Scotty had returned to the bar claiming to have left his cell phone inside, deputies said.
Scotty, later identified as Scott A. Clark, returned again a short time later asking the bartender to look in the men's room for his phone, authorities said.
When the bartender returned, Clark indicated he had a gun, grabbed two bank deposit bags and left in a red Jeep Cherokee, authorities said.
Sheriff’s detectives spotted the Jeep Cherokee at about 10:40 a.m. near the intersection of Huxley and Aberg Avenue on Madison's north side.
The detectives tried to stop the vehicle, but the Cherokee sped through a stoplight and then came to a stop in a field behind an apartment complex on Sherman Avenue, authorities said.
Clark, who had been in the passenger's seat, led detectives on a foot chase, deputies said. He was taken into custody in the village of Maple Bluff, authorities said.
The female driver of the Jeep Cherokee was cooperative and was released, authorities said.
Clark, who is currently being held in the Dane County Jail, faces charges of theft, second-degree reckless endangerment, felony bail jumping, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer, authorities said.