A Manawa youth is accused of seriously injuring his mother while trashing their home and vehicle.
Michael J. Gray Jr., 17, is charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Waupaca County Deputies Kyle Wiskirchen and Mike Richter were called out to the trailer park at 351 Walnut St. in Manawa.
When they arrived, they spoke with Gray’s father who said Gray had destroyed the house and demolished his vehicle.
Richter placed Gray in the back of the squad car while Wiskirchen spoke with Gray’s mother. He reported that she was visibly shaken and had blood running down the side of her head.
Gray’s mother was taken by ambulance to the hospital in New London where she was treated for a concussion.
Inside the residence, Wiskirchen found that the air conditioning unit had been torn out of the window and smashed on the floor. The living room window was shattered, the TV had been overturned and broken, the kitchen table was tipped over and the kitchen window was broken.
Outside, every window in a Ford Ranger was broken out and a cinder block and pipe wrench had been smashed through the windshield. Grills and an air compressor were knocked down.
According to the criminal complaint, Gray’s parents had been out of town for the weekend. Gray had been left alone at their home.
Manawa police called the parents and told them that a runaway juvenile had been found with their son.
While the parents were in the process of grounding Gray and taking away his cellphone, he allegedly snapped and started destroying things in their home, the complaint says.
After they pushed him out of the trailer, Grey allegedly threw a car stereo through the kitchen window, which struck his mother in the head and shoulder.