A far west side bar that's been the scene of trouble before was the scene of more trouble early Friday morning, with three men arrested on various charges.
The disturbance happened at 1:52 a.m. in the parking lot outside New Town Pub, 724 S. Gammon Road, according to a news release from the Madison Police Department.
Carlos Carter, 22, Madison, was tentatively charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, resisting/obstructing and disorderly conduct; Sadarius Goodall, 31, Deerfield, was tentatively charged with resisting/obstructing; and Nelson Ward, 40, Madison, was cited for resisting/obstructing.
According to the release, an officer on patrol saw two men in a heated argument in the parking lot, and, believing the argument might turn violent, intervened with the help of a bar bouncer while calling for backup officers.
"While the officer was arriving, a woman had grabbed a baseball bat from a car and was heading toward the men," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
The two men allegedly getting ready to fight, Carter and Goodall, resisted officers, and Ward was cited for obstructing when he tried to retrieve a bag of marijuana allegedly dropped by Carter.
"The dispute between the two men appeared to be drug-related," DeSpain said.
The unidentified woman with the baseball bat was not arrested or cited.
A week ago, two women were stabbed and two arrested in a parking lot fight involving 15-20 women at New Town Pub, and there have been three other incidents resulting in arrests or police calls since April.