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Ball attacker dropped from deferred prosecution program


MADISON (WKOW) -- One of the men who attacked former Badger star Montee Ball has been dropped from a deferred prosecution program, and faces the prospect of a possible jail, or prison term.

22-year old Robert Wilks was in the program, after being found responsible for the felony, substantial battery of Ball in August 2012. Two other men were also found responsible and also placed in the program. Authorities say another attacker is a fugitive.

Earlier this week, Wilks was charged with felony bail jumping, after being arrested for drunken driving. One of Wilks' bail conditions in the Ball case was no alcohol use.

Dane County deferred prosecution unit director Pat Hrubesky told 27 News the criminal charge makes Wilks no longer eligible for the program.

Hrubesky told 27 News Wilks will be scheduled for sentencing on the felony charge in the Ball case. She said Wilks' court date is likely to be set within the month.

If Wilks had abided by the terms of the program, the felony charge against him would have been dismissed.


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