An Iola man who was out of jail on furlough is accused of going to his grandparents’ home and punching his uncle.
Cory R. Quick, 21, is charged with intimidation of a victim, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct and attempted escape from arrest.
Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Waupaca County Communications Center received a 911 call. The officer could hear yelling in the background; then the line was disconnected.
After several unsuccessful attempts to call back the number, a call came in from a woman who said her nephew, Quick, had punched her husband in the face. She said Quick left her rural Iola residence in an white extended cab pickup truck, driven by his brother and headed toward Waupaca.
Deputy Pete Kraeger made contact with the woman who had called 911. She said her father had placed Quick’s belongings outside the house for him to pick up. Quick had just been released from jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Quick came into the house and began arguing about money and a television.
When the woman’s husband attempted to call 911, Quick allegedly grabbed the phone and threw it to the floor.
The woman picked up the phone, put it back together and dialed 911 again.
Detective Sgt. John Mocadlo was advised of the situation. He was traveling northbound on State Highway 22/110 north of Manawa when he saw a southbound truck matching the description of the one reported.
Mocadlo turned around and followed the truck. As it pulled into a convenience store parking lot on Bridge Street, Manawa Police Officer Jeremiah Johnson pulled behind it and made contact with Quick.
Mocadlo also made contact with Quick and began talking with him about what had happened at his grandparents’ home. He told Quick to wait in the back of Johnson’s squad car.
Quick was smoking a cigarette at the time. He asked if he could finish his cigarette and was allowed to smoke it in the squad car. Johnson opened the rear side window to let out some of the smoke.
While Mocadlo was walking over to the truck to speak with Quick’s brother, he heard Johnson shout, “Don’t run.” He then saw Quick running away.
Johnson caught Quick, escorted him to the ground and handcuffed him.
Quick is currently in custody on a probation hold due to prior convictions of disorderly conduct and theft.