Waukesha parade horror: Darrell Brooks freed on bail twice this year despite active warrant in Nevada

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Waukesha Christmas parade massacre suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. made bail twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex crime warrant out of Nevada and claiming to be indigent, court records show.
Waukesha Christmas parade horror suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. made bail twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex crime warrant out of Nevada and claiming to be indigent, court records show.

Two separate judges freed him on low-cost bail, records show. First for $500 in February after allegedly shooting at his nephew the previous summer and again for $1,000 earlier this month after a woman accused him of punching her and running her over with the same SUV that allegedly plowed through Waukesha's Christmas parade, killing five and injuring 48.

Brooks, who has battery charges and firearms offenses dating back to 1999, was convicted of statutory sexual seduction, a felony, in 2006 of after having sex with a 15-year-old girl in Nevada. She became pregnant. He received three years of probation and became a registered sex offender.

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Then in 2016, Nevada authorities charged him again with violating the state's sex crime laws – and he allegedly skipped bail and fled the region. He is still the subject of an active warrant in connection with that case, authorities there said, and they believed him to be in Wisconsin but had no actionable intelligence about his whereabouts.

But despite finding himself in custody in Wisconsin twice after that, he managed to avoid being turned over to Nevada…
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