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A Reedsburg man faces felony substantial battery charges after an incident at an Elroy bar April 8.

Timothy Bell, 38, is charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct. He faces up to three years and six months in prison for the substantial battery charge.

According to the criminal complaint:

An Elroy Police officer was notified by dispatch of a possible stolen vehicle from Sauk County. The officer located the vehicle on Academy Street in Elroy, but the vehicle was unoccupied.

The officer requested additional units to assist in clearing the vehicle and locating the suspect. The vehicle was cleared, and the suspect was found outside of Kaz’s Bar on Main Street in Elroy.

A 60-year-old individual told officers that a suspect, identified as Timothy Bell, went inside Kaz’s Bar and told the individual that he would kill him. Bell then started a verbal altercation unprovoked with the individual. Bell then walked outside, where the individual followed.

Bell proceeded to punch the individual in the face. Officers noticed that the individual’s mouth was bloody. The individual said that he lost a tooth, was knocked to the ground, and that additional people had to pull Bell off the individual in the altercation.

Officers arrested Bell and transported him to the Juneau County Jail. Bell is not currently in jail. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for May 1 at the Juneau County Justice Center.

Reach Christopher Jardine on Twitter @ChrisJJardine or contact him at 608-432-6591.

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