OnFocus – Brandon Noll, 23, appeared in Wood County Court today for a Preliminary hearing and Arraignment, accused of 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety (a Class F Felony) and Hit and Run (Misdemeanor U) – both repeat offenses.
According to court records, defendant Noll appeared (via video means) with attorney Nicholas Grant Smith. Matthew Steven McElroy appeared for the State of Wisconsin. Officer Blake Borchardt was sworn and questioned by Attorney McElroy, testifying to employment at Marshfield PD, to being dispatched to a vehicle crash, to receiving information regarding a stabbing and the vehicle involved, to the specifics of the crash and speaking with witnesses to the crash, and to the defendant being the driver of the silver SUV involved in the crash.
Attorney Smith questioned the witness regarding the direction of travel of defendant’s vehicle and the witnesses’ vehicles. Attorney Smith argued for dismissal on Count 1. Court found probable cause to believe that a felony was committed and that the defendant committed it. Bond is continued.
On August 24, Noll appeared in Marathon County Court and pleaded “not guilty” to two counts of murder, according to court records. Noll is facing five felony charges in Marathon County, as well as the Class F Felony and Misdemeanor charge in Wood County.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on April 7, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and Stratford Police Department responded to a call of a stabbing at 121625 County Road P, Stratford Wisconsin.
Two males were found stabbed, one was deceased on scene and the other was transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries he sustained from the stabbing. He was pronounced deceased the same day at 6:05p.m.
The suspect, Brandon Dwayne Noll, DOB of 7/8/1997 fled the scene in a vehicle. He crashed that vehicle in the City of Marshfield and quickly stole a vehicle from a nearby business. He later led authorities on a high speed chase after being located in the Village of Spencer.
In a coordinated effort, the Wisconsin State Patrol, Marshfield Police Department, Spencer Police Department, and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office were able to apprehend the suspect in the City of Marshfield. A Trooper from the Wisconsin State Patrol conducted a PIT maneuver to stop the fleeing homicide suspect. The Trooper sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. Noll was taken into custody.
A final pre-trial is scheduled for November 20, 2020.
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