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Man charged with attacking Milwaukee mayor is due in court today

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Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

The man charged with attacking Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is due in court this afternoon.

Anthony Peters, 20, will find out if there's enough evidence to order a trial on two felony charges. Barrett was leaving the State Fair Aug. 15 when he heard a woman scream for help at a home in West Allis.

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Authorities said Peters was in a spat with the grandmother of his 1-year-old daughter when the mayor walked by.

Peters told police he got "freaked out" when he saw Barrett calling 911 and he allegedly attacked the mayor with a crow bar.

Barrett's right hand was broken, and he suffered gashes to his face and head. Two of his teeth were also knocked out.

Barrett, 55, was hospitalized for several days, and he didn't return to work until this week.

Peters is charged with felony theft and reckless injury. He has also pleaded innocent to misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

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