Muskego Man Facing Abuse Charges in All-Too Familiar Scenario
On the same day a man gunned down his wife after a long history of domestic abuse, Muskego Police are recommending charges against a Muskego man for domestic abuse and false imprisonment of girlfriend.
Muskego Police responded to a 911 hang up call on Sunday and ended up intervening in a domestic dispute between a 49-year-old Muskego man and his 51-year-old girlfriend from West Allis.
Given the revelations of the incidents in Brookfield, where Radcliffe Haughton killed his wife Zina after repeated incidents of domestic abuse, the details of the Muskego incident are eerily similar.
According to police reports, officers arrived at the home on Sunday around 8 a.m. but no one came to the door when they first rang the bell. Officers say they heard a woman inside the home scream so they broke into the residence where they found the man and woman and separated them.
The report stated that the couple were out the night before and returned to the man's home to watch movies, but ended up in an argument over his suspected infidelity. When the woman attempted to leave, the man took her purse and barred her from leaving.
The man told police he was trying to settle the argument and didn't think he was committing a crime.
Police interviewed the woman and it was revealed that the couple, who has been dating for about a year and a half, has been involved in previous similar incidents in Muskego and West Allis.
The woman stayed overnight, but was forced to stay in the man's bedroom, according to the report. When they woke on Sunday, the argument resumed and she was again prevented from leaving. During her attempt to call 911, the man took the phone from her, eventually putting her in the bathroom when police arrived.
A 72-hour no-contact order was issued for the man, but police say it's not an iron-clad guarantee. They added that longer lasting restraining orders must be issued from Waukesha County Court.
The man is facing charges of false imprisonment and domestic abuse, which will be reviewed by the Waukesha District Attorney's office.