A 22-year-old man is accused of threatening his mother with a shotgun.
Cory K. Guyette, Bear Creek, is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, four counts of disorderly conduct and battery as acts of domestic abuse.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, Sgt. Kevin Studzinski, of the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, several deputies and Clintonville police officers were dispatched to a home on the N8700 block of County Trunk T in rural Bear Creek. A 911 caller had reported that Guyette threatened his mother with a shotgun.
By the time the officers arrived, four of Guyette’s family members were outside the house, and Guyette had locked himself in his basement bedroom, according to the criminal complaint.
Studzinski attempted to contact Guyette, using a family member’s cellphone to send him text messages.
At first, Guyette did not believe the messages were coming from law enforcement until Studzinski texted him from a sheriff’s office cellphone and county dispatch called him and left a message.
Guyette eventually called back to a family member’s cellphone. Studzinski then talked Guyette into leaving the house. He was then taken into custody.
Guyette’s mother told investigators that he had been physically abusive in the past. The day before his arrest, Guyette allegedly began throwing shoes at his mother when she would not buy him a sandwich.
Earlier in the day on Jan. 28, Guyette pushed his mother around, called her obscene names, flipped over the chair she was sitting in and would not allow her up off the floor for 30 minutes, the complaint says. She also accused him of taking her keys and refusing to return them until she gave him some cigarettes.
Later that evening, the argument escalated. Guyette went downstairs to his bedroom in the basement. When his mother followed him and opened the door, Guyette allegedly pointed a 20-gauge shotgun at her and threatened to kill her.
If convicted, Guyette faces up to 12 years in prison.