Milwaukee man charged with sexual assault in Monroe County
On Jan. 25 Bobby A. Clayton, 19, of Milwaukee was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with sexually assaulting a Sparta woman. Clayton appeared at a bond hearing via video teleconference where the court ordered a $50,000 cash bond with conditions.
During the early morning hours on Jan. 22, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Sparta Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at an address on Iband Ave in Sparta. According to the criminal complaint, the victim informed dispatch the suspect had reportedly broken into her house and stolen her silver Toyota Corolla heading toward Highway 27.
According to the complaint, the victim stated the suspect had assaulted her. She said, “He was vicious” and added, “He pounded me, slapped me, punched me, told me he was going to kill me.” She described the suspect to the officers stating he was about 6’ 2” and had been wearing dark clothing.
The victim stated she was in bed and saw a light coming from her kitchen before the suspect reportedly entered her bedroom and started “pounding on her.” She told officers that when the suspect came into her room he hit her in the chest and face. The suspect then allegedly ripped off her pajama pants and forced her legs open before penetrating her with his finger.
She said she was able to get out onto the porch and started screaming. The suspect then allegedly told her, “Shut up or I’m going to kill you.” She reported the suspect then grabbed a hold of her shoulders and dragged her back into the house before she got up and ran to her neighbor’s house.
She was knocking on the neighbor’s door when she allegedly saw the suspect come around the side of the house and leave in her car. The victim was later transported to the Mayo Hospital in Sparta.
In the complaint, officers reported the back door of the victim’s home and been broken into. It appeared the suspect used force to push in the door and break the lock. Reportedly, the officer observed blood on the back door, on the kitchen floor on the bedroom floor and on the inside front door handle, the sheets were pulled off of the victim’s bed and the mattress was offset from the box spring.
Officers from the Tomah Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Juneau County were all involved in a pursuit of the vehicle bearing a WI license plate belonging to the victim. The suspect, later identified as Clayton, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 between Sparta and Tomah at varying speeds, crossing the centerline and not using a blinker.
Officers continued to pursue the vehicle past Oakdale and eventually out of Monroe County. Tire deflation devices were used during the pursuit and the suspect vehicle was ultimately involved in a single vehicle crash east of Mauston near mile marker 77.
Following the crash, Clayton was in custody in a Mauston Area Ambulance where he was reportedly intubated, unresponsive and receiving medical treatment. According to the complaint, Clayton was the only occupant of the vehicle and he was transported to the UW Hospital Madison.
EMS advised the suspect was not providing any verbal responses, was combative at times and resistive towards medical treatment. Fingerprints were obtained at the hospital identifying the suspect as Bobby Antonio Clayton.
Along with 2nd degree sexual assault, Clayton was also charged with burglary with intent to commit a battery on a person, taking and driving a vehicle without consent, felony bail jumping, fleeing and eluding an officer, battery, criminal damage to property, two counts theft of movable property, disorderly conduct, four counts misdemeanor bail jumping, operating while revoked and violating absolute sobriety law.
Clayton’s initial appearance has been scheduled for Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. in Monroe County Circuit Court.