CHICAGO (WBBM-TV) Moments after ditching the red Ford Escape SUV that Darrell Brooks is said to have driven to take out participants in the Waukesha Christmas Parade, Brooks ran to a nearby house for help. Video ringing at Daniel Rider’s home shows the suspect knocking on the door and telling the respondent that he is homeless and has called an Uber but has no idea when it will arrive.
Brooks was allowed inside because it was cold and he wore only a short-sleeved shirt. He then appears to be using Rider’s phone, before Rider demands his phone back.
Brooks then returned outside on the porch when police arrived. Officers were heard yelling at him to “put your hands where we can see them”. He was arrested without incident.
(Credit: Video via Daniel Rider/TMX)
When the police searched the porch, an officer asked Rider, “Do you know this guy [Brooks]? ”
“Absolutely not!” Rider said.
Brooks, 39 years old, charged with five counts of murder after he allegedly plowed through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens more.
He is expected to appear in court at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Online court records show Brooks has two open criminal cases in Milwaukee County. And at least six other violent acts. One of the pending cases involves Brooks allegedly running over a woman in an SUV.
WBBM-TV learned that Brooks was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, jumping a bridge, recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and battery on November 5, according to the criminal complaint. Incidentally, Brooks hit a woman, the mother of his child, with his fists and then ran over the woman in a maroon Ford Escape, similar to the vehicle used in yesterday’s riots. Sunday. He pleaded not guilty in numbers 1, 4 and 5. This appeared to be a domestic violence case because one of the court’s entries said two women had applied for a restraining order, which the court had effect. On Friday. he posted $1,000 cash bail.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into such a low bail “given the nature of the recent and pending charges against Mr. Brooks,” according to a memo obtained by Reuters. announced Monday and obtained by CBS 58 correspondent Kristen Barbaresi.
The WBBM found records for another ongoing case from July 2020. According to that criminal complaint, Brooks got into a fight with a relative over cell phone and opened fire on the relative and a friend is leaving in the car. He was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment of safety using a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm / was found guilty of felony. He pleaded not guilty in this case.
- In 2011, Brooks was found guilty of resisting/obstructing an officer charge.
- In 2010, he was found guilty of strangulation and suffocation in Wood County.
- In 1999, he was found guilty of bodily harm with intent to use a battery, a felony.
- Brooks is also a convicted sex offender, stemming from a case in Nevada about 15 years ago. Authorities said he had a pregnant 15-year-old girl in Sparks, Nevada when he was 24. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation. On June 23, 2016, he was arrested in the same town for not registering as a sex offender. He bailed on that charge and never appeared in court. He has had an operating order from Nevada ever since. The police department in Sparks, NV told CBS 2 that the order is specific to Nevada and not other states. However, it is not clear whether authorities from Nevada and Wisconsin gave advance notice of the order and whether authorities in Wisconsin were aware of the order. CBS 2 contacted the Milwaukee County Analytical Attorney’s Office and the Milwaukee Police Department with questions.
- In 2003, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor resisting arrest.
- In 2005, he served a short prison term for obstructing a police officer, also a misdemeanor.
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