Wausau man bound over for trial in Town of Elk Mound robbery

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE —  A Dunn County judge has bound over for trial a 26-year-old Wausau man charged in connection with a Town of Elk Mound robbery.

Following a preliminary hearing February 15, Judge Rod Smeltzer found probable cause in the case involving Brandon D. Hervey.

Hervey is charged with one felony count of robbery using force and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a dwelling.

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.

The man’s roommate took the alleged victim to Mayo Eau Claire, where he received extensive facial surgeries for injuries received when he was punched in the face. The alleged victim reported the battery to Marathon County.

Judge Smeltzer set a cash bond of $10,000 during a November 6 court hearing.

During a February 6 initial appearance, Judge Smeltzer denied a request to reduce the cash bail.

Hervey is scheduled to be arraigned in Dunn County Circuit Court May 4.