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Friday August 13th, 2010 :: 03:13 p.m. CDT

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Sauk Prairie Police Announce arrest of Brandie L. Nelson age 20 of Mauston for Child Neglect Causing Death.

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Update regarding Tanner L. Nelson death investigation
August 13, 2010 PRAIRIE DU SAC, WI:
As a result of the investigation into the death of 16 month old Tanner Nelson on July 17, 2010, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department and the Sauk Prairie Police Department announced that Brandie L. Nelson age 20 of Mauston, Wisconsin has been arrested and is being held at the Sauk County Jail on preliminary charges of Child Neglect Resulting in Death. The investigative file has been turned over to the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office for review and a formal criminal complaint is expected to be filed prior to the close of business today.
Sauk County authorities will hold a press conference in regards to this case on Monday August 16, 2010 at 9:30 A.M. at the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department Community Meeting Room, 1300 Lange Court Baraboo, Wisconsin (no interviews regarding this case will be conducted prior to that time.)
This arrest comes as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department and the Sauk Prairie Police Department. The Sauk Prairie Police Department is the lead agency on this investigation. We would like to thank all of the people who came forward with information regarding this case.
A charge of Child Neglect Resulting in Death contrary to sec. 948.21(1)(d) is a class D felony, and upon conviction a party can be fined not more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000), or imprisoned not more than twenty five (25) years, or both.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case is asked to call the Sauk Prairie Police Department at (608)643-2427 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIP-SAUK (847-7285.)

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Chief Gerald Strunz

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