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HYTA status revoked for IM man

August 17, 2012
By LISA M. HOFFMANN - Staff Writer , The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Dickinson County Judge Richard Celello has revoked an Iron Mountain man's Holmes Youthful Trainee Act status.

Brandon Trulock, 21, was convicted of a probation violation in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule said the court bent over backward for him to stay in the military and not have a felony record.

Trulock said he had issues before the accident and they multiplied, and he didn't have a chance to seek help.

He was arrested for violating probation by going into Wisconsin without permission, consuming alcohol and disorderly conduct/battery.

Trulock is facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery charges in Sauk County, Wis. A bail/bond forfeiture hearing is set for Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Sauk County Courthouse.

He said he knows there are consequences for his actions.

Last fall, Trulock was sentenced under the HYTA for operating while intoxicated causing serious injury after a one-vehicle accident on Lehman Road in Iron Mountain on July 3, 2011. Trulock was the driver and his blood alcohol level was 0.14. Seriously injured in the crash was Justin Heupel of Kingsford, who has since recovered.

Judge Celello said this case really surprised him.

"I thought I would never see you again. You messed up," he said. "I cannot continue your delayed sentence status, you don't deserve this kind of treatment."

Celello also sentenced Trulock to six months jail with credit for 13 days and inpatient residential treatment up to 90 days with day to day credit for successful completion.

"You have very serious

problems to overcome, and it's going to take a lot of work on your part. This is a very serious charge," Judge Celello said.

Trulock represented himself for his probation violation.

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