Bail set at $10,000 cash for Wausau man charged with robbery in Town of Elk Mound

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  Bail has been set at $10,000 cash for a 26-year-old Wausau man charged in connection with robbery and trespassing in the Town of Elk Mound.

Judge Rod Smeltzer adjourned the initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court November 6 for Brandon D. Hervey and set the cash bail.

Hervey is being held in the Marathon County jail and is charged in Dunn County with felony robbery with use of force and misdemeanor criminal trespass to a dwelling.

[emember_protected] According to the criminal complaint, the alleged victim of the robbery called the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department at 3 a.m. August 2 to report he had been severely beaten and robbed.

The alleged victim said Hervey had stayed at his residence in the Town of Elk Mound for about five days prior to the incident and had punched him several times while he and Hervey were riding in a car from Marshfield to Elk Mound.

When the two men arrived at the alleged victim’s house, Hervey entered the residence without permission. The alleged victim attempted to call 911 with a cordless phone, but Hervey slapped the phone out of his hand, according to the complaint.

Hervey approached the alleged victim and pulled the alleged victim’s wallet out of his pocket and said he was “taking this too,” the complaint states.

The man’s roommate took the alleged victim to Mayo Eau Claire at around 4:22 p.m., where he received extensive facial surgeries from Hervey punching him in the face. The alleged victim reported the battery to Marathon County.

During their investigation, Dunn County deputies found the alleged victim’s wallet on the road not far from the residence, but the wallet did not contain any cash, according to the complaint.

Marathon County issued an arrest warrant for Hervey, who was subsequently arrested in California and brought back to the Marathon County jail, the complaint states.

The criminal complaint was filed in Dunn County November 1, and Hervey is scheduled for an initial appearance in court before Judge Smeltzer December 11.  

Robbery with the use of force is a Class E felony that, upon conviction, carries a penalty of a fine of up to $50,000 and/or 15 years in prison.

Criminal trespass is Class A misdemeanor, that upon conviction, carries a penalty of a fine of up to $10,000 and/or nine months in prison. [/emember_protected]