A 43-year-old man has been arrested three times in two months.
Robert W. Carey, Marion, was charged with felony and misdemeanor bail jumping on Dec. 13. That same day, he was cited for drunken driving and failure to obey a traffic officer.
On Dec. 5, Carey was charged with threatening to injure a person and misdemeanor bail jumping.
On Oct. 31, he was charged with reckless endangerment with a weapon, battery and disorderly conduct.
Carey is charged in Waupaca County as a repeat offender because he has been convicted three times for disorderly conduct and once for failure to report to jail in Shawano County.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Oct. 30, Waupaca County Deputies Josh Krueger and James Santiago were dispatched to the area of State Highway 22/110 and Fuhs Road in the town of Little Wolf.
When Krueger arrived, he found a 44-year-old woman sitting in a ditch. Carey approached the deputy and immediately began accusing the woman of pulling him out of the truck and throwing him to the ground.
Krueger reported that Carey’s eyes were red and glassy, his speech was slurred and there was a strong odor of alcohol.
“Carey’s attitude with me was up and down. He would start to be cooperative and then he would yell in an aggressive manner,” Krueger noted in his report.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she drove to a friend’s house to give Carey a ride home. When she arrived, he began yelling at her for being undependable.
She told Carey she was not feeling well. He allegedly said he did not care, began yelling at her, calling her profane names and threatening to punch her in the face.
The woman told Krueger she returned to her truck and Carey followed her, accusing her of trying to control him.
On the way home, Carey first said he loved her, then began calling her family names, the complaint says.
The woman pulled her truck over and told Carey to get out. He refused. She started driving again.
The woman reported that Carey then pulled out a knife, held it to her chin and threatened to stab her if she stopped the truck again.
She then pulled off the road again at State 22/110 and Fuhs Road, shut off the engine, removed her keys, got out, walked around the truck and tried to make Carey get out of her truck.
He then locked the passenger door. When she unlocked the door, Carey allegedly pushed it open, hitting her with the door.
He then allegedly kicked her in the stomach, punched her in the mouth, and knocked her into the ditch.
The woman said Carey was choking her when a passerby stopped and called 911.
Officers searching the scene found a knife and the woman’s broken glasses on the ground.
“During the ride to jail, Carey told me I was going to look like an idiot for violating his rights and he was going to sue for his arrest,” Krueger reported.
The complaint says Carey started fighting with the jail officers, hit his head against the wall and injured himself. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
He was initially held on a $500 cash bond, then released on Nov. 14 on a $1,000 signature bond. Terms of the bond included that he maintain absolute sobriety.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Dec. 4, Waupaca Police Officer Nathan Nelson responded to a harassment complaint on Willard Street. He spoke to a woman who said Carey sent her a text message that threatened to kill her, her ex-husband and a friend. She said Carey indicated he was coming to her home and she was terrified.
According to the Dec. 5 criminal complaint, the woman told Nelson she and Carey were friends, but he wanted more from their relationship. When she tried to explain she was not interested, he would not listen, the complaint says.
Nelson asked where he could find Carey, and she said he was at the 100 block of North State Street.
The officer told the woman to call 911 immediately if Carey showed up at her home. He also explained how to file a restraining order.
Nelson and Sgt. Mario Graceffa then drove to the residence on State Street, where they found Carey in the backyard working on an ice shanty.
Carey denied threatening or contacting the woman and said she had been the one to initiate any text messages, the complaint says.
Graceffa detected the odor of intoxicants. Carey submitted to a preliminary breath test, which indicated he had a .156 blood-alcohol content.
Carey was taken into custody, charged the next day and released from custody on a $1,500 signature bond with the conditions that he maintain absolute sobriety and live with his mother.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Dec. 12, Waupaca County Deputy Curtis Much observed a car run a stop sign at the intersection of Shearer and School streets. He activated his emergency lights and siren to make a traffic stop.
“I followed the vehicle into a driveway of a home off School Street. Upon coming to a stop, the driver exited the vehicle with his hands up. I instructed the driver to get back in the vehicle,” Much reported. “I then approached the vehicle and attempted to make contact with the driver. The driver would not roll down the window to the vehicle and yelled, ‘I am on private property.’”
The deputy called for backup, then again asked the driver to roll down his window.
According to the criminal complaint, the driver, later identified as Carey, cracked the window open about two inches.
Much told Carey that he saw him run a stop sign.
“Robert stated that he went through the intersection because it was icy out and that I was going to hit him if he stopped,” Much reported. “I informed Robert that I was not behind him until after he went through the intersection. He then went on stating that he was going to hit me if he stopped because I was speeding. He then began demanding to see the dash camera footage. I informed him he could see the video in court.”
Deputy Nick Traeger and Waupaca Police Officer Nathan Nelson then arrived at the scene to assist.
When Much again asked Carey to exit his vehicle, he rolled up the window and locked the door, the complaint says.
Traeger then returned to his squad car and brought back his K9 assistant, Ike.
Carey then exited the car and was arrested.
Much reported that Carey refused to take the field sobriety tests and refused to answer when asked to take the blood test.
Carey remains in custody on a $1,500 cash bail. He is scheduled for further proceedings on Jan. 3.