Felony charges follow sibling squabbles
A Waupaca teen has three felony cases against him and two involve fights with his brothers.
Brandon C. Thorland, 18, was charged with felony strangulation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct as acts of domestic abuse following an incident with his 20-year-old brother.
Thorland was charged with felony child abuse and disorderly conduct after his 14-year-old autistic brother told police that Thorland dragged him out of the house by his feet.
On May 23, Waupaca Police Officer Brent Krueger was dispatched to a home on the 200 block of Division Street. Thorland’s mother had called 911 to report that her two sons were fighting in the roadway.
Accordiong to the criminal complaint, the mother told Krueger that Thorland had left in a dark minivan with a Rockstar sticker in the window. She said he was so angry that she did not think he should be driving. She wanted police to find him.
Thorland’s 20-year-old brother was holding his neck and complainting of pain when Krueger arrived.
The brother told police that Thorland became angry after he suggested selling the vehicle left behind by their recently departed father.
Thorland allegedly said it was his truck, then grabbed his brother by the neck and held him in a headlock, choking him for several seconds.
The brother also accused Thorland of punching and pushing him.
When Thorland returned home the following day, his mother called police, who came and arrested him.
Brandon was released from custody on a $5,000 signature bond.
On the night of Nov. 19, 2015, Gold Cross Ambulance was dispatched to the lobby of the Waupaca Police Department where paramedics treated Thorland’s 14-year-old brother.
The boy told police that he had been arguing with his sister when Thorland grabbed him by the foot and dragged him out of the house.
Police questioned Thorland, who reportedly said he broke up a fight between the boy and his sister. During the incident, Thorland said he slapped the boy and dragged him out of the house.
Thorland was released on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that he not commit any crimes.
Thorland also faces charges from allegedly being a passenger in a car reported stolen on Jan. 15. Read that article here.