Madison Man Charged with Being Party to the Crimes of Burglary and Theft as a Repeat Offender

Oct 20 2014
Madison Man Charged with Being Party to the Crimes of Burglary and Theft as a Repeat Offender
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Demetrius A. Bell, 21, of Madison, has been charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft as a repeat offender.  Bell’s initial appearance is scheduled for 2 pm today at the Public Safety Building in Dane County.

 

According to the criminal complaint, 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.

 

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department.  Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey M. Gabrysiak represents the state as a Special Prosecutor for Dane County.