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New felony charge for one of the men who attacked Montee Ball


MADISON (WKOW) -- The State Journal is reporting another felony charge has been brought against a suspect in the Montee Ball attack.

22-year-old Robert Wilks, one of three men who pleaded guilty last year to attacking the UW running back was arrested early Monday for allegedly driving drunk.  

Wilks has been charged with felony bail jumping for violating a condition of his bond, not to drink alcohol.  

Under his plea agreement in December, Wilks was placed into a first offenders program, however remains on bail while the agreement is in place.  

The State Journal refers to the criminal complaint, stating a UW-Madison police officer stopped a speeding car on Regent Street Monday.  He smelled alcohol on Wilks.  A breath test came back as more than twice the legal limit, 0.17.  Wilks admitted he had been drinking.

It's not yet clear what effect the new charge will have on Wilks' first offender status. If the first offender agreement is revoked, Wilks would be sentenced for the substantial battery, which carries a penalty of up to 3-1/2 years of combined prison and extended supervision.

In addition to the bail jumping charge, Wilks was cited for first-offense drunken driving and speeding.

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