Homicide in the Town of Almond
Shooter in Custody
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 6:20 PM, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call
reporting a shooting in the 7000 block of 4th Avenue in the Town of Almond. Upon arrival at a
single family mobile home, deputies discovered that an adult male, later identified as the home
owner, 45 year old Donald Brewer, had been shot on his porch, and was now deceased.
Witnessing the shooting were Brewer’s two sons, ages 14 and 12. They identified the suspect as
31 year old Steven Breneman, who was Brewer’s neighbor. The suspect had fled the scene, and
law enforcement commenced a search of the area. By 7:21 PM the suspect had been located by
deputies and was taken into custody without incident.