Madison Police Arrested Man In Beating Of Student

Madison police arrested a 22-year-old man that they said is responsible for an apparently random and unprovoked attack that severely injured a UW-Madison student near campus early Sunday.  Jerome Winslow, of Madison, was arrested Wednesday evening for an alleged probation violation, said Police Chief Mike Koval.  Winslow allegedly beat a 19-year-old female student about 3:20am as she walked home.  The attack left the student with severe facial injuries that required surgery.  It’s unclear what prompted the attack; Winslow and the victim don’t appear to have known each other, Koval said.  Security camera video, showing Winslow in the area throughout the night, was vital to investigators, Koval said.  Officers who had interacted with Winslow in the past recognized him in the video footage.