Suspect pleads not guilty to attacking Milwaukee deputy

CREATED Nov 14, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - A suspect who allegedly attacked a Milwaukee Sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday.

Brandon Bell, 22, reportedly went after the deputy while he was conducting a traffic stop.

Bell faced a court commissioner on Wednesday.

Investigators say he was a passenger in Matthew Sleider's car when deputy Douglas Burmeister pulled them over for possibly driving drunk.

The criminal complaint alleges that Bell "attacked the deputy from behind" and "began to punch him in the face with a closed fist three to four times.

The complaint continued, "Deputy Burmeister fell to the ground with Bell continuing to punch him 30 to 40 times to the face," then began to "head butt him" while yelling "where's your friends now?"

Bell sat quietly while his attorney pleaded not guilty.

Sleider also faces disorderly conduct charges.