WASHBURN COUNTY -- Attempted homicide charges have been filed against a Trego, WI man following an incident at a Washburn County bar during which the man allegedly drove a UTV over another individual.

Shaun Higgins, of Trego, WI, is facing multiple criminal charges including attempted homicide after an investigation into an incident that occurred in February 2021 at a local bar in Washburn County, WI.

A criminal complaint filed against Higgins in Washburn County Circuit Court states that on February 20, 2021, Higgins was at a bar in Washburn County, WI when he allegedly became involved in an argument with another patron of the bar.


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The argument escalated and Higgins attempted to initiate a fight with the other patron but was restrained by multiple other people. Higgins was then escorted outside and got into a UTV.

Higgins allegedly yelled “I’m gonna kill you!”, before accelerating the UTV in the direction of the patron that he had argued with, striking the individual with the UTV, and driving it over them.

The criminal complaint goes on to state that Higgins then backed the UTV up and spun it around in a “donut” striking two other vehicles in the parking lot, shouted “I’m gonna kill you!”, and drove the UTV over the individual a second time.

The victim of the incident sustained multiple fractured ribs, contusions, and significant bruising. Damages of over $5,000 were sustained by the two vehicles that Higgins allegedly struck with the UTV.

Charges of Class B Felony Attempt First Degree Intentional Homicide; Class G Felony Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and two charges of Class I Felony Criminal Damage to Property have been filed against Higgins.

Online circuit court records show that at a hearing on February 24, 2021, the Court placed Higgins on a $2,500 cash bond which was posted a few days later. Higgins is scheduled to appear again in April 2021.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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