Garrett E. Alexander, 22, Weyauwega, was charged with disorderly conduct, misdemeanor battery, felony strangulation and felony bail jumping.
On July 20, 2009, Alexander appeared in court on charges of disorderly conduct, substantial battery and strangulation in a domestic abuse incident. He was released on a $3,000 signature bond with the condition that he have no contact with his girlfriend.
On the morning of Aug. 21, Alexander reportedly called 911 and said that his girlfriend tried to stab him with a screwdriver. Twenty minutes later, the girlfriend’s father called to report that Alexander had beaten the woman.
Weyauwega Police Sgt. Gerald Poltrock and Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Gorchals went to Alexander’s home. Alexander said he and his girlfriend had been arguing and that she attacked him. He showed the officers cuts and scratches on his chest.
Poltrock and Gorchals then met with the girlfriend. She said Alexander attacked her when she came home. He allegedly grabbed her by the neck and choked her, then threw her to the ground and kicked her. She said she had grabbed a screwdriver to defend herself.
The officers reported that the woman had a swollen jaw, a cut on her neck and injuries to her forehead and face. She later drove herself to the hospital for treatment.