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UPDATE: Barron County father formally charged in infant's death

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Barron County (WQOW) - A Barron County father has been formally charged in the death of his three month old baby.

Curtis Strand was charged with second degree reckless homicide and resisting or obstructing an officer on Monday. His bond was set at $10,000. 

Barron County officials say the child was not breathing when deputies arrived at Strand's home in Haugen in July. The infant died at the hospital two days later. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the baby died from head trauma and that Strand was the only one at home at the time.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 9, 2018. 


Posted: Nov. 22, 2017

Barron County (WQOW) - A Barron County man is behind bars after a three month old died in July.

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 5:29 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from 310 3rd Street in Haugen reporting a 3-month-old child not breathing.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the LMC Ambulance and Bear Lake Haugen First Responders responded to the scene.

The 3 month old was flown from LMC to Marshfield Medical Center where the baby was pronounced dead on July 11, 2017, at 10:00 p.m.

A four-month investigation into this case, which consisted of interviews and confirming autopsy results, led to the arrest of the father, Curtis Strand, 31.

Strand is being held in the Barron County Jail on 1st Degree Reckless Homicide charges awaiting formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation into this case continues by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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