Police: Man struck in head with metal pipe during dispute

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Sep. 28—EAU CLAIRE — A man was struck in the head with a metal pipe during an altercation at an Eau Claire residence, police say. Thomas J. Keppert, 57, of...
Sep. 28—EAU CLAIRE — A man was struck in the head with a metal pipe during an altercation at an Eau Claire residence, police say.

Thomas J. Keppert, 57, of Eau Claire, was charged Monday in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of substantial battery and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

A $2,000 signature bond was set for Keppert, which prohibits him from having contact with the victim. Keppert returns to court Tuesday, Oct. 12, for a preliminary hearing.

According to the criminal complaint:

An Eau Claire police officer met with the victim at 1:20 a.m. Sept. 18 at the intersection of Agnes Street and Sherwin Avenue regarding the assault on Altoona Avenue.…
Dan Holtz, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.
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