Victim taken to hospital after encounter
Jordan D. Fritch, 19, Weyauwega, is charged with substantial battery and misdemeanor bail jumping.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, June 15, Cpl. Adam Rogge, with the Weyauwega Police Department, was dispatched to the Weyauwega Public Library.
When he arrived, Rogge saw four people getting into a blue Toyota. One of them, an 18-year-old male, had blood running down the side of his face.
The teen said he and his friends had come to Weyauwega to collect $200 that Fritch borrowed to pay for bail. When they encountered Fritch, he allegedly responded by punching the teen in the face with brass knuckles.
The criminal complaint says the victim suffered two facial fractures and needed five stitches.
Fritch, who had fresh abrasions on his knees, elbows and knuckles, told Rogge he was defending himself. He accused the 18 year old of throwing him to the ground and punching him.
At the time Rogge took him into custody, there was a warrant for Fritch’s arrest in Outagamie County. Fritch had been scheduled for a June 11 plea hearing on drug charges but failed to appear in court.
He has four other pending criminal cases in Waupaca County.
On June 9, 2014, Fritch was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
On Sept. 16, 2014, and on Jan. 7 and June 16, 2015, Fritch was charged in three separate cases with retail theft and bail jumping.
He is currently in custody in Outagamie County jail.