Man appointed legal defense after Minocqua beating
January 14, 2020
A former Northwoods man charged with beating another local man into a coma at a Minocqua tavern in November has been appointed public defense in Oneida County Circuit Court records.
Anakwad D.L. Montgomery Elm, 23, Green Bay, formerly of Lac du Flambeau, is free on a $500 cash bond after being arrested on felony substantial battery and misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct charges.
Those counts arose when the victim, also 23, suffered a hairline fracture to the skull after Montgomery-Elm allegedly “struck (the victim’s) head” and threw him into a car, according to the criminal complaint.
Montgomery-Elm was seen for an initial appearance in early December 2019, but it was adjourned when public defense was not available at that time. During a recent adjourned initial appearance before Judge Michael Bloom, attorney Brian Bennett took over Montgomery-Elm’s defense. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 30, where Montgomery-Elm will have the option to have testimony heard for and against him. According to his bond, the accused may not have intoxicants, contact with the victim or go to taverns, according to that bond.
Montgomery-Elm has no other prior criminal record in Wisconsin, save for traffic violations in 2015.