By Jacob Mathias
MARSHFIELD — A Marshfield woman is charged with three counts of battery after an altercation at a downtown bar.
Jennifer Breu, 23, is charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery and resisting or obstructing an officer, each of which carries a maximum sentence of up to nine months imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both if convicted.
She is also charged with disorderly conduct with a maximum possible sentence of up to 90 days imprisonment or a $1,000 fine or both.
Breu pleaded not guilty to all charges at her initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on Nov. 16.
According to the criminal complaint, Marshfield police officers were dispatched to Nutz Deep II on Central Avenue at 2:30 a.m. in response to an alleged fight.
When officers arrived, Breu was identified to them by staff as she was leaving. They said Breu had struck several people inside the bar.
Breu was walking toward a bus, and officers told her several times to stop. She continued to progress toward the bus, and an officer ran up to her as she attempted to board. The officer said she would not release her grip on the bus’ railing and had to be forcibly removed.
Staff alleged Breu had an altercation with a male believed to be her ex-boyfriend and that she was punching him while he was prone on the ground.
A female bartender attempted to stop the fight, and Breu allegedly hit her in the face.
Reports from customers said Breu was yelling, cussing, and shoving others.
Breu’s ex-boyfriend confirmed the reports.
She is currently free on a $500 cash bond and is to have no contact with the victims or Nutz Deep II.
Breu returns to Wood County Court on Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. for a pretrial conference.