GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Suspect in serious assault taken into custody

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THURSDAY 12/16/2021 2:11 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – George Laroque, suspect in a serious assault has been taken into custody according to Green Bay Police.

There is no additional information regarding the arrest at this time.

Original Story: Green Bay Police seeking help locating suspect in “serious assault”

TUESDAY 12/14/2021 1:42 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- Following a serious assault on Green Bay’s eastside, the Green Bay Police need the community’s help locating a suspect.

The GBPD is asking for anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of George Laroque to please contact the authorities. The assault occurred on Sunday, December 5, on August Street in Green Bay.

According to court records, the Green Bay man faces multiple charges against him including one count of 2nd-degree reckless endangerment, use of a deadly weapon, and one count of Disorderly Conduct. For the reckless endangerment charges, the 31-year-old could be fined up to $25,000 and or face time behind bars for as long as 10 years. Additionally, this reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon could add another 5 years. For the charge of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon, Laroque could face fines up to $1,000 and or 90 days in jail.

As of Tuesday, December 14, there is also an active warrant out for Laroque’s arrest. According to the criminal complaint, Officers were dispatched to August Street a little bit past 11 p.m. on December 5, for reports of a man being hit in the head and not answering the door. Once on scene, Authorities were informed that there was a lot of blood on the floor outside an apartment, and blood was also smeared on the wall.

Once Police tried to contact the man inside the apartment and he was only able to respond incoherently, Police entered the home. The man was covered in blood according to First responders, which was believed to be coming from a head injury. According to EMS, the injuries are believed to be the results of being hit by a baseball bat. EMS also noticed marks to the man’s arms and back as well as his head, all consistent with being hit by a bat.

Further investigations and interviewing witnesses, Green Bay Police were able to locate a bat believed to be used in the assault. The located weapon was found within a nearby apartment and had a red dried substance, consistent with dried blood.

According to the release, Laroque is considered dangerous and if someone knows of his location they should report it to the GBPD. If individual wishes to remain anonymous with the information they have, they can contact Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-7867.

No other information has been released at this time. Local Five will update this story when new details are made public.

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