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Knapp man sentenced to probation for domestic abuse battery

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — A 46-year-old Knapp man has been found guilty of misdemeanor battery with a domestic abuse enhancer and sentenced to one year of probation.

Robbie Lynn Drury appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a plea and sentencing hearing before Judge James Peterson March 12.

Judge Peterson found Drury guilty of the amended charge of misdemeanor battery, withheld sentencing, and ordered one year of probation with two days of credit if probation is revoked.

Drury originally was charged with aggravated battery of the elderly and disorderly conduct.

Judge Peterson indicated if Drury made a good faith effort to obtain a valid driver’s license, the count of disorderly conduct would be dismissed along with counts in a separate case of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license and misdemeanor bail jumping.

Drury also was ordered to pay $243 in court costs, a $200 DNA surcharge, and $100 domestic abuse surcharge.

According to the criminal complaint, Drury was charged in connection with an incident that had occurred in March of 2017.

The alleged victim, who was 67 years old at the time, said Drury was “high” and intoxicated.

Drury became upset and took the woman’s cell phone so she could not call the police. Drury said he wanted to kill her and begin striking her with his closed fist, according to the complaint.

Drury was released from custody on a $500 signature bond last March with the conditions that he was to have no contact with the alleged victim and that he was not to possess or consume alcohol.