Darrell Brooks allegedly tried to kill his ex-girlfriend when he ran over her in a gasoline station parking zone simply weeks earlier than the lethal Wisconsin Christmas parade rampage — and he later informed cops he was alleged to be on psychological well being treatment, police stories reveal.
The brand new particulars from the Nov. 2 incident in Milwaukee are laid naked in police stories obtained after Brooks, 39, was charged in Sunday’s Waukesha assault that killed six and injured dozens, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel stories.
Brooks was charged within the alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend, who can be the mom of his little one — however had been lower unfastened on a $1,000 bond simply days previous to the Christmas parade crash.
Police mentioned they consider Brooks, a convicted intercourse offender, had been concerned in a home incident together with his ex-girlfriend, 31, simply moments earlier than he allegedly plowed into the paraders Sunday.
In an interview with police on the time of the Nov. 2 incident, the lady mentioned Brooks had come to the American Inn motel the place she was staying that morning earlier than screaming at her and grabbing her telephone.
A clerk on the motel had no recollection of the incident when requested by The Put up on Tuesday.
The lady informed cops she set off strolling towards the gasoline station and Brooks adopted her in his pink SUV — the identical car police mentioned was used within the Waukesha incident.
Brooks allegedly punched her within the face after she refused to get within the automobile, in line with the police report.
She informed police that’s when Brooks allegedly “tried to kill her” as he ran her over and fled the scene.
In accordance with the police report, the lady was discovered mendacity on the bottom with tire marks on her pants. She was rushed to hospital affected by a dislocated femur and fractured proper ankle, police mentioned.
The ex-girlfriend later informed cops that Brooks had allegedly threatened to kill her on a number of events, however she by no means reported it to authorities.
She alleged Brooks had beforehand tried to choke her, and was jealous and controlling.
The lady mentioned she’d identified Brooks for greater than 16 years and that they’d been in a relationship since April, in line with the report.
Brooks, who was arrested outdoors his mom’s home quickly after, described the lady to cops as his longtime girlfriend.
He denied attacking her and instructed to police that she had made up the allegations as a result of she was drunk, the report mentioned.
Brooks additionally informed officers he was meant to be taking treatment for an undisclosed psychological well being problem, in line with the police report.
He ended up being charged over the Nov. 2 incident with recklessly endangering security, disorderly conduct, bail leaping, battery and disorderly conduct.
On the time, Brooks had already been let loose on bail in an unrelated case after firing a gun throughout an argument together with his nephew on July 24, 2020.
Within the case involving his nephew, Brooks’ money bail was initially set at $10,000 earlier than later being decreased to $7,500.
He was unable to pay and remained in custody as he requested a speedy trial. The court docket deliberate to proceed in November 2020 and early 2021, court docket data present, however amid court docket congestion and COVID-19-related delays, the trial didn’t occur as scheduled.
The case was adjourned and his bail decreased to $500 in February of this 12 months as a result of the court docket couldn’t honor the speedy trial demand. Brooks posted bail on Feb. 21.
His string of legal circumstances — and the way he was granted bail twice this 12 months alone — has come below intense scrutiny within the wake of the Christmas parade crash.
The Milwaukee County District Legal professional’s Workplace addressed the “inappropriately low” bond on Monday, vowing to analyze the way it was granted given the seriousness of the fees he was dealing with.
Throughout his preliminary court docket listening to Tuesday over the parade assault, Brooks was held on $5 million bail.
Prosecutors revealed through the listening to that he’ll be hit with a sixth murder depend after an eight-year-old boy died after being in a crucial situation because the assault.
Every murder depend carries a possible sentence of life with out parole. Wisconsin doesn’t have a demise penalty statute.