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Iowa County Brothers Bound Over for Trial In Attempted Homicide Case
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that Brandon Behrens and Shane Behrens have been bound over on charges stemming from incidents that occurred on October 27-28, 2012, in Arena.  Judge Dyke presided over the preliminary hearings and found probable cause to believe they committed felony offenses.  A status conference is scheduled for October 28, 2013, in Iowa County Circuit Court.

 

The criminal complaint alleges that on October 27-28, 2012, Shane and Brandon Behrens attended a party in Arena, where a fight took place.  The brothers are accused of injuring five individuals at this party who had to be treated for stab wounds and broken bones.  Brandon Behrens was arraigned on charges of attempted homicide while armed with a dangerous weapon, strangulation, substantial battery while armed with a dangerous weapon and being a party to the crime of reckless injury while armed with a dangerous weapon.  Shane Behrens was arraigned on charges of attempted homicide while armed with a dangerous weapon, substantial battery, substantial battery while armed with a dangerous weapon, recklessly endangering safety while armed with a dangerous weapon and being a party to the crime of reckless injury while armed with a dangerous weapon.

 

A copy of the criminal complaint is available here.

 

A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of a violation of criminal law.  A defendant enjoys a presumption of innocence.  The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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