Theodore L. Mitchell Jr., 31, Waupaca, was charged with felony strangulation, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property as acts of domestic abuse.
On the afternoon of Oct. 1, Waupaca Police Officer Wesley Zube met with a 25-year-old woman who said Mitchell had busted out her car window, thrown her around the house and choked her the prior night.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman and her 1-year-old son had been at a friend’s house. She returned home and saw that Mitchell was there. She did not want to be with him and went back to her car to leave.
After she started the car. Mitchell allegedly came out of the house screaming at her. He ordered her to return to the house and when she refused to leave the car, he kicked out the driver’s side window and grabbed her keys, the complaint says.
The woman told police that Mitchell threatened her, so she went back to the house. Once inside, Mitchell threw her on the bed and began choking her, according to the criminal complaint.
Police reported that the woman said Mitchell has threatened to kill her and she fears the violence will continue to get worse.
Police went to the home, where they found Mitchell sleeping. He had a large, bleeding cut on his right thigh. Police took Mitchell to the hospital for treatment of his injury, then took him to jail.
Mitchell was released on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that he have no contact directly or indirectly with the woman.
He has since been charged with felony bail jumping and 16 counts of contact with a victim after a domestic abuse arrest.