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Police have suspect in Edgerton beating

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Gazette Staff
September 9, 2009
— Police believe they know who punched a city man, causing him to hit his head so hard that he had to be taken to University Hospital, Madison.

Ryan S. Kruckenberg, 30, of 6 E. Fulton St., No. 2, Edgerton, has been discharged from the hospital, a spokeswoman there said.


Police found him unconscious and bleeding from the left ear at 12:44 a.m. Saturday at Two Brothers Bar, 116 W. Fulton St., Edgerton, according to an Edgerton police report.


A bouncer at the bar said Kruckenberg got into an argument with another man. The bouncer broke up the fight and was escorting Kruckenberg out when a friend of the other man involved in the argument punched Kruckenberg on the left cheek, the bouncer told police. Kruckenberg fell backward and hit his head on the pavement, knocking him unconscious, the bouncer said.


The attacker fled on a motorcycle, the police report says. Janesville police found the motorcycle in the 400 block of North Chatham Street but couldn't find the suspect. He is wanted on a charge of felony battery.


Kruckenberg was taken to Mercy Hospital and transferred to University Hospital, the report says.


An emergency room doctor said he likely had a concussion and possibly brain trauma, the report says.



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