New Report Says Ex-Girlfriend Of Waukesha Driver Fled His Home ‘With No Shoes And A Black Eye’ Just Moments Before Christmas Parade Tragedy
A neighbor of Darrell Brooks Jr., the man responsible for killing five people and injuring many others by driving his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday, stated that she witnessed the man’s ex-girlfriend fleeing from his home “with no shoes and a black eye” just before the tragedy.
The neighbor, who chose to only be identified by the name Ebony, told The Sun that Brooks and his girlfriend were constantly fighting. Many times, these altercations ended up taking place outside of the home, which led to the neighbor having to break them up or threaten to call police.
Ebony then explained that Brooks always seemed off to her and was often seen “talking to himself.”
Waukesha police said in a press conference on Monday afternoon that the suspect was involved in a “domestic disturbance” prior to allegedly driving his SUV through a Christmas parade.
Police arrested a 39-year-old black male on Monday and charged him with killing five people after he allegedly drove a red Ford Escape through a parade. Dozens more were wounded in the incident, including many children. The Daily Wire has decided not to name the man per its policy against naming the alleged perpetrators of mass casualty incidents.
The suspect had been out of jail for just days after posting a $1,000 in bail. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm admitted on Monday that the suspect’s bail had been set “inappropriately low” for the charges against him and his past alleged criminal conduct.
Chisholm went on to say in a statement, “On November 5, 2021, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office issued against [the suspect] charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony Bail Jumping, Battery, Obstructing an Officer and Disorderly Conduct … The most recent case against [the suspect] was appropriately charged. The state made a cash bail request in this case of $1,000, which was set by the court. The defendant posted $1,000 cash bail on November 11, resulting in his release from custody.”
“The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against [the suspect]. The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail,” the statement read.
Brooks has a very long criminal record. Back in 2006, Brooks was convicted of statutory sexual seduction of a minor and was put on Nevada’s sex offender registry. He also had a number of run-ins with Wisconsin police.
A report from NPR said, “[The suspect] has a criminal history in Wisconsin. In 2020, he was charged with recklessly endangering safety and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to documents from the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office provided to NPR.”
“The documents also show that [the suspect] previously used his vehicle to cause harm. Earlier this month, he confronted a woman outside a motel. He knocked her phone out of her hand and drove off. He then returned, punch her in the face and and ran her over with his vehicle. The report notes that the woman had tire marks on her pants in addition to other injuries from the incident,” the report added.
Well, this hardly sounds like the kind of guy who is in his right mind. Something was clearly wrong with the man. You have to be either totally evil or crazy to do something like this.
Here’s to hoping that justice is served in this case.