Brandon Behrens Sentenced in Iowa County for Strangulation and Causing Great Bodily Harm

Oct 24 2014
Brandon Behrens Sentenced in Iowa County for Strangulation and Causing Great Bodily Harm
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Brandon Behrens has been sentenced today for his involvement in a Halloween party fight.  Iowa County Judge William Dyke withheld sentence and placed the defendant on four years probation on both charges, and ordered Behrens to serve one year in jail as a condition of probation on the strangulation charge.

 

Brandon Behrens pleaded no contest on September 16, 2014, to charges of strangulation and being a party to the crime of battery causing great bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm. The maximum penalty for those offenses is imprisonment up to 12 years and fines not to exceed $20,000.  

 

On October 27-28, 2012, Shane Behrens and Brandon Behrens attended a Halloween party in Arena, where a fight took place.  During this altercation, five individuals were injured.  The victims had to be treated for numerous injuries including stab wounds and broken bones.  One victim was taken by Med Flight to the hospital due to the severity of his injuries. 

 

A copy of the criminal complaint is available here.

 

Assistant Attorney General Karie D. Cattanach is representing the State.  This investigation was conducted by the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department and Arena Police Department. The Department of Justice Office Crime Victim Services is providing victim services in this case.