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Prescott City Council member faces charges of attacking wife, stepson

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Prescott (WQOW) -  A city council member from western Wisconsin faces charges of attacking his wife and his teenaged-stepson.

Jeremy Shanklin, a member of the Prescott City Council, was arrested last week. He's charged with putting his 15-year old stepson in a chokehold, punching him in the face, and hitting him in the face with his knee.  Shanklin also allegedly threw his wife to the ground and choked her. Shanklin is charged with child abuse, strangulation, and battery.

Prescott's mayor says the city council will not discuss the incident until the court case is settled.  He says Shanklin has been a very good alderman during the last two years he has been on the council.  Shanklin is up for re-election in April.

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