Fond du Lac officer treated for injuries after assault at apartment building

The suspect is being held in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 7:21 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 4:41 PM CST
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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - The man accused of assaulting a Fond du Lac police officer Thursday night had his bond set at $25,000 cash after his court appearance Friday.

Jayson Brooks Keniston is charged with felony counts of battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer causing substantial bodily harm to the officer, and substantial battery. Keniston is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct.

On Jan. 13, at 10:19 p.m., police received a report about a neighbor attempting to break down a door at an apartment building on East Merrill Ave.

The responding officer was speaking with residents of the building when a 44-year-old man approached them in the second floor hallway. The officer told tenants to go into their apartments and the man “suddenly assaulted” the officer. Another officer, who arrived just a minute later, found them physically fighting and jammed his stun gun into the man’s back, the criminal complaint says.

The police officer was treated at a hospital for a broken nose, fractured finger and other injuries and then released, police say. The officer’s name is redacted in the criminal complaint. The department says they are a four-year veteran of the force.

Keniston was taken to Fond du Lac County Jail. The felony charges against him carry a maximum of 9 ½ years in prison. The three Class B misdemeanors could add 9 months to that.

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