Man chases ex-girlfriend down Beltline at 80 mph, police say

A Madison man faces charges after chasing an ex-girlfriend down the Beltline and beating her up on Stoughton Road, police said.

Madison police received calls around 4:10 a.m. reporting a possible two-car crash or a fight on the Beltline near South Stoughton Road, according to a release.

Police said when officers arrived, they found one damaged car and a pair of woman’s sandals in the roadway.

Officers ran a data check on the car and determined it was associated with an address in the 5100 block a Great Gray Drive, according to the release. There was also a call to 911 that disconnected recently.

Officers responded to the address and found an injured 21-year-old woman and 23-year-old Linnell D. Dean, of Madison.

The woman told police she and Dean had previously been in a relationship, and that he had chased her at 80 miles per hour down the Beltline, according to the release. He then parked his car, got out and threw her to the pavement, where she was battered and choked.

Dean took the woman’s keys, so she said she got into his car and went to his home with him, which is where she was found by police.

Dean faces tentative charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, intimidation of a victim, battery and disorderly conduct.