9/9 West Bend Man Facing Felony Robbery and Battery Charges

A 21 year old man from West Bend accused of punching and robbing another man during an alleged drug deal, has now been bound over for trial following a preliminary hearing held Friday. Brandon Durian, faces three criminal charges including robbery with use of force as a party to a crime, misdemeanor battery as a party to a crime and strangulation as a party to a crime. According to the criminal complaint, a West Bend Police officer was sent to a West Paradise Drive store June 24 for a report of a possible robbery. The officer met with the victim, who had a bloody lower lip and small laceration on his left arm. The victim told Police he had agreed to meet Durian and another man at 10 p.m. in the parking lot of a restaurant to buy Percocet prescription pills for $340. The man said he got into Durian’s car and got out the cash. He said Durian then struck him three times and put him in a headlock, restricting his airway. The other man took the money, then Durian pushed the man out of the car. Durian and his accomplice then drove off. When questioned by police,  Durian admitted to the incident but  also said  he was not planning on hurting the man.Durian was bound over for trial after  Judge Todd Martens found probable cause a felony was committed. Durian’s next court hearing is an arraignment hearing on October second.
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