Plover Shooting Suspect’s Bond Set at $100,000
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — A $100,000 cash bond has been set for 18-year-old shooting suspect, Alec Varney.
Varney appeared via video conference today at the Portage County Courthouse, where Judge Robert Shannon purposely set a high bond due to Varney being a potential flight risk, as he did flee authorities after the initial shooting incident.
Varney, a recent SPASH graduate, is not expected to come up with the bond money.
According to reports, at approximately 4:49 a.m. Thursday, April 26, police learned that n argument broke out during a social gathering at a residence on the 3800 block of Bluebird Dr. in Plover. The argument initially began in the basement, where Varney grabbed a shotgun, and shot a male victim in the abdomen. Another male victim was shot by Varney in the leg.
A third victim, a family member, soon confronted Varney after hearing shots ring out in the house and was stabbed once in the hand and in the chest. The family member, along with the victim shot in the leg has since been released from medical care. The third victim shot in the abdomen remains in intensive care, but is expected to make a full recovery.
According to Sheriff’s Department officials, the capture came after numerous citizen tips, and Varney was located driving in the Plover area. He was taken into custody without incident. Future court dates are pending.