Iowa County Man Convicted of Strangulation and Causing Great Bodily Harm

Sep 16 2014
Iowa County Man Convicted of Strangulation and Causing Great Bodily Harm
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Brandon Behrens has pleaded no contest to charges of strangulation and being a party to the crime of battery causing great bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm, both felonies.  The maximum penalty for those offenses is imprisonment up to 12 years and fines not to exceed $20,000.  Iowa County Judge William D. Dyke ordered a presentence investigation and set the case for sentencing on October 24, 2014, at 10:00 am.

 

According to the complaint, on October 27-28, 2012, Shane Behrens and Brandon Behrens attended a Halloween party in Arena, Wisconsin, 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.

 

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 of Crime Victim Services is providing victim services in this case.