Jeremy R. Gosh, 33, Waupaca, was charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct.
He has been charged as a repeat offender due to a June 2012 conviction of second-degree reckless homicide in Portage County. If convicted of substantial battery as a repeater, Gosh faces a maximum of five years in prison.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Waupaca Police Officer Brent Krueger and Sgt. John Helgeson were advised of a fight on Main Street. When they responded to the area, they were unable to locate anyone.
An hour later, Krueger was dispatched to Riverside Medical Center where an emergency room patient had injuries consistent with a fight.
Krueger spoke with a 31-year-old Stevens Point man who said he had come to Waupaca that evening to visit a female friend. They went outside her apartment building near the corner of Main and Union streets to smoke.
According to the criminal complaint, the man said he was wearing a pair of Halloween costume tights as a joke.
As the two were smoking and talking, a vehicle pulled up and parked directly in front of them. As the driver, identified as Gosh, and a female passenger exited the vehicle, the man told Krueger he asked Gosh, “Do you like my tights?”
He said Gosh became enraged and began punching him.
Gosh told police that what the man said was, “Do you want to get into my spandex pants?” He accused the man of saying obscene things of “a homosexual nature.”