Posted Thursday, August 22nd 2013 @ 9am by Madison Police
2100 Allied Drive
Larry J. Mellum, 53-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Robbery & 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangerment
52-year-old male of Madison, WI
On 8/16/2013, at approximately 3:25pm, Madison Police Officers arrived in the 2110 block of Allied Drive reference a male subject that had fallen down a flight of stairs; a drop that was estimated to be 6 feet. The Madison Fire Department dealt with the medical needs of the 52-year-old male, and as the investigation continued, the victim made several claims of being pushed down a nearby stairwell. The victim described numbness and limited mobility in his legs after the fall, and worried about his ability to walk.
Officers developed information that the suspect, later identified as Larry Nellem, had confronted the victim about a $2.00 debt that was owed by the victim, and when the victim tried to negotiate a settlement, Nellem proceeded to push the deficient victim down the staircase. Nellem was also said to have pulled out a knife at one point during the argument. Nellem was not on scene when officers completed their initial investigation, but he was taken into custody on 8/20/2013, reference the probable cause that existed for his arrest.