A fight over a phone resulted in criminal charges against a man out on bail.
Chad M. Scrivner, 42, Waupaca, is charged with substantial battery, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping.
On June 1, Scrivner appeared in court on misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct as acts of domestic abuse. He was released on a $1,000 cash bond with conditions that included not committing any crimes.
Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, June 19, Waupaca police were dispatched to the Village Inn in response to a reported fight in the lobby.
When officers arrived, they found a 29-year-old man with lacerations to his left eye, forehead and the back of his head. The man’s shirt was splattered with blood, and he was holding a paper towel to his head to stanch the bleeding.
Police say the injured man seemed highly intoxicated and lethargic.
According to the criminal complaint, Scrivner was yelling obscenities at the man.
A witness told Officer Brent Wittman he had been in the lobby using the computer when Scrivner asked to use his phone. When he told Scrivner he did not have a phone, Scrivner asked another man if he could use his.
The witness told police Scrivner became angry and a verbal altercation escalated into a physical fight, with Scrivner landing several blows to the other man.
The witness said he separated the two men briefly, then Scrivner began hitting the man again, knocking him into the front desk.