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Green Bay man pleads not guilty in Minocqua beating case

February 28, 2020 by Abigail Bostwick

Not guilty pleas to felony battery charges were entered this week in Oneida County court against a man accused of beating another man in Minocqua on Nov. 30, 2019.

The injuries the other man sustained resulted in his going into a coma.

Anakwad D.L. Montgomery-Elm, 23, Green Bay, entered not guilty pleas earlier this week in Oneida County Circuit Court on felony substantial battery and misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.

Based on the criminal complaint, Montgomery-Elm instigated a bar fight in November near downtown Minocqua. 

Onlookers phoned 911 shortly before midnight. The victim, a 33-year-old man, had to be taken unconscious from the scene by ambulance and suffered a fractured skull. 

While no arrests were immediately made, an anonymous person later identified Montgomery-Elm, stating they witnessed him “throwing the victim” against a car and punching him once he was on the ground.

The caller additionally stated Montgomery-Elm “…simply wanted to (expletive) up a white guy.…” 

A suspicious vehicle with a driver who was “covering his face with his right hand” to police was later matched with Montgomery-Elm, police reports stated.

Before judge Michael Bloom Monday and represented by attorney Brian Bennett, Montgomery-Elm entered not guilty pleas and his bond of $500 cash was continued. He is free on that bond, which stipulates he may not have intoxicants, contact with the victim or go to taverns. Montgomery-Elm has a pre-trial conference the first week of April. His only other convictions are traffic violations, according to Wisconsin court records.

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