Two separate felony cases were filed on April 24 against Cammeron M. Collins, 24, Waupaca.
He is charged with felony strangulation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct as a result of a Feb. 4 incident in downtown Waupaca.
Collins is also charged with battery by a prisoner and strangulation due to a Feb. 15 incident at the Waupaca County jail.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Feb. 4, Officer Brent Krueger and Sgt. John Helgeson were dispatched to the Waupaca police station. A man was in the lobby using the phone to call dispatch. The communications officers could not clearly understand the man, then the line went dead. When the officers arrived, the lobby was empty.
Krueger began checking around the station. He found an intoxicated man on Washington Street who accused Collins of attacking him.
The man said he had gone to Collins’ apartment on Main Street to apologize for reporting earlier that Collins had violated his probation.
Collins became angry and allegedly slammed the man to the ground.
While Collins was in jail, Deputy Christopher Malchow reported seeing Collins fighting with another inmate.
Collins reportedly held the other inmate in a headlock and punched him in the face.
A surveillance video shows the two inmates in the cell block dayroom, playing cards. Collins suddenly stands up, leans toward the other inmate and yells at him. The other inmate steps away from the table, but Collins lunges toward him and head-butts him in the face, according to the criminal complaint.
The two then began grappling on the floor until deputies broke up the fight.
Collins has been charged as a repeat offender.
He was convicted of retail theft in February 2014, disorderly conduct in November 2012 and substantial battery in March 2010.