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Colson Waives Preliminary Hearing In Crivitz Attack
Issue Date: July 12, 2017
At a brief appearance in Marinette County Circuit Court on Thursday, July 6, Alvin Bryce Colson, 31, waived a preliminary hearing on charges connected with the beating of Jeremy Kreischer, 36, in a Crivitz apartment at approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Arraignment is scheduled in Marinette County Circuit Court Branch II on Monday, July 31.
Police records state Kreischer and several other people were sleeping in the apartment of Beth Hansen, a family friend, when Colson broke in and began beating him.
Colson faces a felony charge of aggravated battery, punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to six years in prison, plus two misdemeanor charges, one for criminal trespass and the other for disorderly conduct. The misdemeanor charges carry possible combined penalties of up to $11,000 in fines and 12 months in jail.
Kreischer was hospitalized for several days and treated for multiple concussions as a result of the attack. Colson was apprehended and taken to Marinette County Jail. He was released on $1,000 bond set by Judge James Morrison on Wednesday, May 24. In addition to the $1,000 cash, bond conditions included that Colson sign a waiver of extradition, have no contact with Kriescher or Hansen, not enter or be present in any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol, comply with any and all treatments or arrangements with the Veterans Administration. He had told the court he was being treated by the VA for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In court on Thursday, July 6, Judge Tim Duket was substituting for Circuit Court II Judge James A. Morrison. Colson appeared in person, accompanied by Defense Attorney Travis Crowell. Marinette County was represented by District Attorney DeShea Morrow.
Before accepting Colson's waiver of his right to a preliminary hearing Judge Duket explained that by doing so he would be admitting there is probable cause to believe that a felony has been admitted and probable cause to believe that he probably committed it. Colson said he understood and willing signed the waiver, which was then placed in court records.