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Janesville man charged after fight between football fans

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AMES, ANN MARIE
September 18, 2012

— A Janesville man faces a felony charge after insults between football fans turned into a bartime fight downtown.

Craig M. Dominy, 27, of 1408 Mole Ave., Janesville, is charged with aggravated battery of a disabled person, a felony. He also is charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing.

A Janesville police officer found Dominy "throwing a full round of punches" into the head of an elderly man at 2:04 a.m. Friday in the 100 block of North Main Street in Janesville, according to the criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court. The man is an amputee and uses crutches, which were on the sidewalk next to him, according to the complaint.

The man's son was trying to pull Dominy off the man. A fourth man was punching Dominy, according to the complaint.

The police officer pulled the fourth man out of the fray and then pushed Dominy from the elderly man. Dominy rebounded and punched the man twice more.

When Dominy tried to attack the man a third time, the officer Tased him in the stomach, according to the complaint.

Dominy had been confronting Packer fans all night, his friend said to the police officer. Dominy and the friend were intoxicated and were getting sandwiches at bar time, according to the complaint. When Dominy went into a restaurant to order food, the friend stayed outside and was joking around with a dozen people who were wearing Packer gear, according to the complaint.

Dominy came back outside and heard the disabled man say, "At least we won."

Dominy attacked the man and knocked him off his crutches, according to the complaint.

A 24-year-old Janesville man was arrested for resisting after he ran from the fight during the investigation, according to online court documents.

Dominy's adjourned initial appearance is scheduled for Wednesday. He is free on a $1,650 signature bond.



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