31-year-old Thomas Beitlich is in custody in the La Crosse County jail following a weekend incident in which he is accused of violently attacking a beating a man at the home of an ex-girlfriend.
Amand Eklov told investigators she broke up with Beitlich about two months ago but woke up around 2:50 Sunday morning to find Beitlich in her home on Ferry Street in La Crosse standing over her new boyfriend Terrance Callahan. Eklov said Callahan was covered in blood and Beitlich was holding something in his hand but could not make out what it was. Eklov said Beitlich then dragged Callahan to another room but left when she screamed at him to stop. A criminal complaint states Callahan suffered head injuries and possible skull fractures and could suffer brain damage if he survives the attack.
Beitlich turned himself into La Crosse authorities on Tuesday accompanied by his attorney. Beitlich, 31, of Madison, faces attempted first-degree intentional homicide and use of a dangerous weapon charges. Beitlich appeared in La Crosse County Court Tuesday afternoon where a judge set a $250,000 cash bond.
Beitlich is due back in court October 25 for his preliminary hearing.
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