BARRON COUNTY -- The Court has ordered prison time for Curtis Strand, of Haugen, WI on his conviction of reckless homicide of his infant daughter.

DrydenWire.com previously reported in November 2017 that Strand was arrested for reckless homicide following the 4-month investigation into the July 2017 death of Strand’s infant daughter.

In October 2018, DrydenWire.com reported that a jury trial had been scheduled on Strand’s criminal charges for Class B Felony 1st Degree Reckless Homicide and Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer.

In a separate case filed against Strand in August 2018, he was charged with Class H Felony Bail Jump on allegations that he violated his bail bond conditions by having contact with a minor.

The Jury Trial for Strand’s charges of Reckless Homicide was held on January 10, 2020, and after approximately 4 hours of deliberations, the Jury found Strand guilty of Class D Felony 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide.

The Court revoked Strand’s bail bond following the guilty verdict, and he was remanded into the custody of the Sheriff.

At a hearing on January 23, 2020, Strand entered a plea of No Contest to the charge of Class H Felony Bail Jump.



A sentencing hearing for Strand was held on June 24, 2020, and the Court ordered a 12 year sentence on Strand’s conviction for Class D Felony 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide. Strand is to serve 6 years initial confinement in state prison, followed by 6 years of extended supervision.

On the conviction of Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer, the Court ordered Strand to serve 9 months confinement; consecutive to his 6 year term of confinement.

For the conviction of Class H Felony Bail Jump, the Court ordered a 4 year sentence; 2 years of initial confinement followed by 2 years of extended supervision to be served concurrent to the 12 year sentence.

Strand is prohibited from having any contact with children under the age of 6, and he must complete any and all evaluations, counseling, treatment and follow-up recommended by his Probation Agent. Strand received credit for 177 days of time served.


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