Madison Man Bound Over for Trial on Burglary and Theft Charges

Oct 28 2014
Madison Man Bound Over for Trial on Burglary and Theft Charges

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Demetrius Bell of Madison was bound over for trial on burglary and theft charges after a preliminary hearing before the Honorable Richard G. Niess in Dane County Circuit Court.


At the preliminary hearing, a City of Madison Police detective testified that Bell was the driver for two or three of his friends who broke into two homes on Madison’s west side and stole money, gaming systems, and video games during late July and early August of this year.  Bell was previously convicted of burglary in Dane County in November of 2013.


While the defendant has been charged in a criminal complaint, he is presumed innocent and the state will need to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  The criminal complaint is available here.


This case is assigned to the Honorable William Hanrahan and no future date has been set.  The charges are a result of an investigation by the City of Madison Police Department.  Victim services are being provided by the Office of Crime Victim Services at the Department of Justice.  Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey M. Gabrysiak represents the state as a Special Prosecutor for Dane County.