WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) - The man charged with assaulting two Marathon County corrections officers was bound over for trial Wednesday.
20-year-old Fredrick Morris appeared in Marathon County Court, and waived his preliminary hearing. Judge Michael Moran ordered Morris bound over for arraignment and trial and continued his bond at $250,000.
A pretrial conference was scheduled for May 1st at 9:00 a.m. and an arraignment hearing May 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Morris is charged with aggravated battery and battery of a corrections officer. Corrections officers Julie Christensen and Denney Woodward were injured in the March 27 incident when Morris refused to return to his cell. Christensen suffered a fractured skull and remains hospitalized.
Morris could get 18 years in prison if convicted.