Waukesha parade suspect dodged jail in deadbeat dad case just five days before deadly attack

Brooks, a career felon and deadbeat dad who owes more than $ 40,000 in unpaid child support, fell further behind on payments earlier this year and found himself in contempt of a Waukesha paternity court. But he blamed a six-month Georgia jail stint for keeping him out of work, and thus unable to pay, during a Nov. 16 hearing. 

He should’ve spent 120 days in jail over the contempt order, court records show. But he received a stay on the condition that he fork over some money – which he again failed to do.

A lineup of multiple mugshots showing Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks over the years.

A lineup of multiple mugshots showing Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks over the years. (Waukesha PD/AP)

WAUKESHA SUSPECT BEAT UP EX-GIRLFRIEND IN GEORGIA MONTHS BEFORE ALLEGEDLY RUNNING HER OVER WITH SUV

At the November hearing, the court commissioner agreed that the Georgia jail time — for allegedly beating up the same woman he allegedly ran over with his SUV on Nov. 2 in Wisconsin — prevented Brooks from working and earning money to pay his obligations. So he stayed the contempt order again – even though Brooks hadn’t made payments since 2019.

“Based on incarceration of Mr. Brooks for 6 months prior, court quashes the capias & reinstates the stay of contempt; released on this matter,” Commissioner David Herring wrote after a hearing on whether Brooks should be locked up on Nov 16, five days before the deadly parade attack.

The Waukesha County Corporation Counsel’s office, which is handling the paternity case, did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.