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Battery suspect appears in court, but victim says they have the wrong man

Brad Williams

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It could be a case of mistaken identity, or stolen identity, in La Crosse County court.

A 23-year-old man is brought to court on a charge of hitting a woman in the mouth during an argument, knocking out one of her teeth.

But the victim tells a judge that the suspect brought to court was not the man who struck her.

Emmanuel Hunt was arrested on a charge of battery.

However, the victim said in court that she learned her attacker was a different man, allegedly using the name Emmanuel Hunt.

Judge Scott Horne said the police and district attorney investigated the case before Hunt was arrested.

But the judge released Hunt on a signature bond, and told him to return to court on Friday while investigators try to determine who the attacker actually was.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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