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Fight over panhandling territory on State St. leads to arrest

MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police say a fight between two homeless men near Peace Park Monday afternoon started over a disagreement over panhandling territory.

Acquaintances of those involved told police there was a misunderstanding between the men over who would be next to assume a prime position on the 400 block of state street. The victim, a 54-year-old homeless man, said he was seated on a bench nearby when the suspect punched him in the face.

The incident was caught on surveillance tape and officers arrested 47-year-old Dwayne D. Walker on tentative charges of Battery and a Parole Hold.

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