Iowa County Man Sentenced for Two Counts of Causing Great Bodily Harm While Armed

Sep 22 2014
Iowa County Man Sentenced for Two Counts of Causing Great Bodily Harm While Armed

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Shane Behrens was sentenced today for his involvement in a Halloween party fight.  Mr. Behrens pleaded no contest on August 5, 2014, to intentionally causing great bodily harm while armed with a dangerous weapon and being a party to the crime of second-degree reckless injury causing great bodily harm while armed with a dangerous weapon. The maximum penalty for those offenses is imprisonment up to 37 and ½ years and fines not to exceed $75,000.  Behrens was previously convicted of an operating while intoxicated first offense from this same time period.  

 

Iowa County Judge William Dyke today sentenced Shane Behrens to 10 years in the Wisconsin prison system.  He ordered Shane Behrens to spend the first five years in confinement and that the remaining five years be served on extended supervision on both charges to run concurrent.

 

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 the injuries. 

 

Brandon Behrens is scheduled to be sentenced on October 24, 2014, at 10 am.  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’s Office of Crime Victim Services is providing victim services in this case.