UPDATE (WQOW) - The case against a Mondovi man accused of beating a 63-year old man is suspended for the time being.
That's because on Friday an Eau Claire judge found Josiah Brazeau "not competent" to stand trial.
In September, Brazeau was accused of punching the man in the head and yanking on his bottom teeth, moving them forward, because he thought the man had stolen his bike.
Police said Brazeau told them he was allowed to commit the beating because his anger was caused by steroids. He also told them he was an animal working for the FBI.
After hearing testimony from a psychologist Friday, the judge determined Brazeau is unable to assist in his defense, and ordered him committed.
September 17, 2017
Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A man accused of beating an elderly man told police he was legally allowed to do it because of anger due to the steroids he takes. Police were called to a home on North Clairemont Avenue on Monday.
The victim, 63, told police Josiah Brazeau, of Mondovi, thought he had stolen Brazeau's bike. The victim said Brazeau punched him in the head and put part of his hand in the victim's mouth, pulling on his teeth.
Police said the victim was bleeding from the head and mouth, had a bump on his head, and his bottom teeth had been pulled forward.
Police said Brazeau told them he is an "animal working for the FBI," and made a comment about wanting people who made complaints about him to be in the courtroom so he could shoot them.
Brazeau is charged with aggravated battery of an elderly person, possessing pot and drug paraphernalia.