Charged with battery, suspect has five prior domestic arrests.
Joshua K. Kabinski, 44, Waupaca, is charged with felony strangulation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct as acts of domestic abuse.
On May 11, Waupaca Police Officer Bret Rodenz responded to a call from the emergency room at ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca.
Rodenz met with a 31-year-old woman with bruises on her wrists and nose. She said her ex-husband, Kubinski, headbutted her in the face and choked her.
Although they were divorced in May 2017, Kubinski and his ex-wife moved back together in September 2017.
According to the criminal complaint, Kubinski’s wife works at a bar in Waupaca, while her husband, who does not work, watches their children.
On May 11, she worked until 2:30 a.m. She told Rodenz that she normally goes straight home, but that night a co-worker asked for a ride.
When she arrived home at approximately 3:30 a.m., she found Kubinski asleep on the couch and the children in bed.
Later, Kubinski allegedly grabbed her by the wrists, moved close and began yelling at her, then headbutted her in the face.
She told Rodenz that Kubinski later pinned her down on the couch and put his forearm across the left side of her throat.
While she was gagging and screaming, “You’re going to kill me,” her 6-year-old daughter came out of her bedroom.
Kubinski’s wife then called a friend who drove her to the emergency room.
Court records indicate Racine County granted Kubinski’s wife a default divorce on May 23, 2017, because Kubinski failed to appear in court. They were then living apart and had five children together.
The woman told Rodenz they started living together again in September.
Kubinski has been charged in five prior domestic abuse incidents.
In Waupaca County, he was convicted of disorderly conduct on Jan. 15, 2002; disorderly conduct for two separate incidents on Feb. 17, 2009; and disorderly conduct on May 11, 2011.
In Outagamie County, Kubinski was convicted of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct on April 27, 2012. A felony charge of strangulation was dismissed but read into the record for sentencing purposes.
He has spent a total of 4 1/2 years on probation and 30 days in jail for convictions in the domestic abuse cases.
Currently in custody on a $1,000 cash bond, Kubinski faces up to six years in prison if convicted of felony strangulation.