Damian Stauffer In Court

News

Nine charges were filed today against Damian Stauffer — the Chippewa County man accused of hurting two people, including a child, then stealing a police vehicle. The 20-year-old Eau Claire man was charged with — among other things — physical abuse of a child, burglary and battery to a law enforcement officer.

This all stems from a domestic dispute on the 3300 block of Runway Avenue. That location in Eau Claire lies within Chippewa County.

The complaint alleges that on the night of March 6th, Stauffer hurt a three-year-old boy then left on foot. It stated the 3-year-old likely had a broken arm and was taken to Mayo Hospital. When Stauffer was found, investigators say he began punching an officer, then stole a squad car, sped off, and crashed it.

A $25,000 cash bond put in place last week was continued. Stauffer’s attorney refused comment. A pre-trial hearing for Stauffer was scheduled for April 13th.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Community Calendar