Wisconsin Man Charged in Death of 3-Month-Old Now Charged With Violating Bail

Barron County Sheriff's Office Photo: KSTP
Barron County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2018 01:41 PM

A man previously charged with a felony is now charged with felony bail jumping after violating terms of his bond, according to Wisconsin authorities.

According to a criminal complaint, a condition of 32-year-old Curtis Strand's bond was that he "must have no unsupervised contact with minor children."


The condition was established following a case that was finalized in November 2017.

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In that case, Strand had been arrested and charged after a 3-month-old was found unresponsive in July 2017 and died two days later.

According to a recent criminal complaint, Barron County authorities received a call from a man on Aug. 10, stating Strand had picked up his 15-year-old daughter and taken her to Rice Lake.

The complaint states the father said his daughter "is developmentally challenged" and "will go along with people she doesn't know, if they treat her nicely."

The girl told authorities she went with Strand to a nearby Walmart, Farm and Fleet and Menards before he dropped her off near her grandmother's home, which is also near his own residence.

When asked by authorities, Strand confirmed he had taken the 15-year-old to a few stores that day, the complaint states. When asked questions about potential bond violation, Strand asked, "Is she considered a minor?," before stating he thought she was older.

Strand was taken into custody in violation of his bond. The case remains ongoing.


Rebecca Omastiak

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