Darrell Brooks, the man charged in two Capitol attacks, charged with domestic violence in assault on girlfriend

The man charged in connection with two attacks on U.S. Capitol police officers in June was charged with two more felonies and nine misdemeanors in a previous vehicle attack against his girlfriend, News Junkie reported. Darrell Brooks was charged with three misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment in April 2017 stemming from incidents in February and March in which he allegedly hit his girlfriend with a baseball bat, and two felony counts of injury by means of a dangerous weapon in June, 2017 after hitting her with a shovel and a brick, according to The Journal Times. News Junkie obtained the new charges, filed by the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, from a complaint filed in the Milwaukee County District Court. Prosecutors from the DA’s office, requested that the following charges be included: reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, theft, stalking, two counts of domestic abuse, felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, one count of criminal damage to property, battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and causing damage to real or personal property. Brooks, who is in custody, is scheduled to appear in court on July 12.


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