Green Bay man pleads not guilty in Minocqua beating case
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.