Man who hit UW-Madison student with hatchet, duct taped wrists in campus assault arrested

MADISON, Wis. - (WISC) The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the Oct. 2 assault and attempted abduction on campus, according to UWPD.

Coleman Chung, 30 and of Monona, wore a white surgical mask when he approached the student from behind, duct taped her mouth and wrists and attempted to get her into the trunk of his vehicle, according to court documents.

He hit her on the head and left thorax several times with a hatchet and held a knife to her throat causing a laceration that required stitches, according to court documents.

Chung was arrested on two alleged attempted abductions of female college students on the UW campus, one on Sept. 30 and the other on Oct. 2. In both instances, the alleged victims were able to escape, but the second victim suffered serious injures, according to court documents.

In 2016 Chung was charged with procession of child pornography and was originally sentenced to five years of probation, according to court documents.

Chung is a student at Madison College. Since his release on probation, he has been living with his father, according to court documents.

He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail on a federal probation warrant, according to UWPD.

These cases are still under a joint investigation between UWPD and the Madison Police Department.

Anyone with more information on these cases, or others that could be connected, is encouraged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014 or UWPD at 264-2677.

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