Darrell Brooks was once convicted for threatening to bomb a Nevada casino
Darrell Brooks is seen in his 2007 mugshot after being arrested in Nevada
The man accused of murdering five after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade was previously convicted for threatening to bomb a casino, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Darrell Brooks, 39, was busted in March 2007 for calling in a bomb threat to the $43-per-night Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada.
The would-be rapper was put on probation after being convicted of conspiring to disturb the peace – a gross misdemeanor – and was banned from the Nugget for life.
The circumstances of why he placed the threatening call are unknown.
His rap sheet also includes a conviction for statutory sexual seduction – the term for sex with a minor aged 16 or under in Nevada law – in January 2007 and another of failing to inform the police of a change of address while a registered sex offender.
The latter two counts both relate to the mother of his child – named in Wisconsin court papers as ‘EAP’ – who he punched and tried to run over at a gas station in Milwaukee on November 2.
Darrell Brooks, the man accused of murdering five after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade, was previously convicted for threatening to bomb a casino, DailyMail.com can reveal
Brooks was busted in March 2007 for calling in a bomb threat to the $43-per-night Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, DailyMail.com can reveal
He was put on probation after being convicted of conspiring to disturb the peace – a gross misdemeanor – and was banned from the casino for life
His rap sheet also includes a conviction for statutory sexual seduction – the term for sex with a minor aged 16 or under in Nevada law – in January 2007
Brooks pled guilty to the single count of statutory sexual seduction in exchange for a reduced sentence of 36-months on probation and a $2,362 fine. He was also ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.
Brooks is charged with five murders after he allegedly plowed his red Ford SUV into the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, this weekend
Court papers seen by DailyMail.com show Brooks is still wanted in Nevada for failing to appear on the change of address charge after he missed a court date in August 2016.
Records from the Sparks Criminal Justice Center show the warrant has been renewed three times – most recently in January 2021.
Brooks is now set to be charged with five counts of first-degree homicide following Sunday’s tragedy which saw him plow into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in his red SUV killing five and injuring 40.
Eyewitnesses said Brooks was fleeing from the police when his Ford Escape barreled into families enjoying the parade at approximately 4.39pm.
The car sped through three city blocks before smashing through a barrier and speeding off. Brooks was apprehended 20 minutes later outside a suburban home where he was filmed hammering on the door and asking for a sandwich.
The victims have been named as Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.
DailyMail.com previously revealed how Brooks had only been released from jail two days before the incident on a $1,000 bond.
Tamara Durand (left), 52, and Leana ‘Lee’ Owen (right), 71, were two members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies who died in Sunday’s tragedy.
Virginia Sorenson (left), 79, was a nurse and member of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of elderly woman marching in the parade. Wilhelm Hospel (right), 82, the husband of one of the grannies, died from internal bleeding, according to his older brother
Jane Kulich was a Citizen Bank employee who was walking with a parade float before she was fatally struck
The 39-year-old was arrested on November 2 after attempting to run over his ex-girlfriend ‘EAP’ at a gas station in Milwaukee.
According to a police report, Brooks had shown up outside her room at the America Inn motel screaming and cursing at her.
When she left to walk to a gas station, Brooks followed her and told her to get inside his vehicle; striking her with a closed fist when she refused.
‘EAP reported that Brooks then, intentionally and without consent, ran EAP over with his vehicle while EAP as walking though the parking lot of the BP gas station,’ the police report said.
Brooks was bailed for $1,000 on that charge on November 11, a figure the Milwaukee County District Attorney now says was ‘inappropriately low’ given his criminal history.
The office has launched an internal review as to why he was able to get out on bond to commit more alleged crimes.
DailyMail.com also revealed how Brooks had allegedly again tried to harm someone with his car ten years earlier, according to court records.
In March 2011, Milwaukee Police officer Garry Inman stopped Brooks on 44th Street in Milwaukee. Brooks initially gave a false name, Landon Deal.
‘After running a check on that name, the officer again asked the defendant to identify himself. At which point the defendant quickly turned on the ignition and placed it in drive.
‘Fearing the defendant was attempting to run him over with the vehicle, PO Inman jumped into the vehicle.
‘He then began wrestling with (Brooks) to gain control of the vehicle. At one point he had to pull the wheel to the left to avoiding (sic) colliding with a parked car. He eventually was able to remove the key and the vehicle came to a stop.
‘At that point (Brooks) took flight from the officer. He was eventually located inside a small children’s playhouse.
‘He was ordered out but refused to comply and was pepper sprayed. He then charged at the officers, actively resisting arrest. He ultimately needed to be tasered twice before he was compliant with officer requests.’
Darrell Brooks shot his nephew Anaji Brooks (pictured) in a fight over an old cell phone, DailyMail.com can reveal. Anaji said the incident had affected him ‘more so emotionally than physically’
The no contact order meant that Darrell Brooks had to leave the four-bedroom home (pictured) in Milwaukee’s Arlington Heights area as Anaji lived there too
In addition to his convictions for battery, bomb threats and sex offenses, Brooks’ rap sheet includes a 120-day jail sentence for nonpayment of child support to another woman in March 2021.
He was also arrested for shooting at his nephew Anaji during a fight over an old cellphone.
Anaji wrote a heartfelt note to support his bid to get a no contact order against his uncle, saying the incident had affected him ‘more so emotionally than physically.’
‘It made me come to the conclusion that this man wasn’t family or kin to me,’ Ajani added. ‘Family shouldn’t hurt family the way he did.
‘It has brought my trust in people to become very low than it already has.’
The no contact order meant that Brooks had to leave his four-bedroom home in Milwaukee’s Arlington Heights area because Anaji also lived there.
Brooks’s grandmother Dawn Woods, who also lives in the house also took out a similar order against him.
Anaji Brooks told DailyMail.com he could not discuss his uncle’s case.
The 39-year-old has also served time in jail on charges of aggravated battery and carrying a concealed weapon, and has been convicted of drug offenses multiple times.