Man charged with intimidation
Witnesses say a man threatened to kill his victim after he was released on bail.
Ronald W. Crossman, 48, Waupaca, is charged with two felony counts of victim intimidation and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
On Sept. 29, Crossman appeared in court on misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct as acts of domestic abuse. He was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim went to Crossman’s residence that same day to collect some of her belongings. She told police Crossman was nice to her, so she and Crossman began seeing each other.
On Oct. 2, Crossman allegedly became angry at her and told her if he goes to prison, she better watch her back when he gets out.
On Oct. 3, Crossman allegedly drove the woman to the police station and told her she needed to say she fell in order to “make things right” for him.
After the woman told Waupaca Police Officer Nicole Hahn that Crossman threatened her, Hahn and Officer Wesley Zube took Crossman into custody for questioning shortly before 5 p.m. Oct. 3, then released him.
At approximately 9:45 p.m. Oct. 3, the woman and her friend told Sgt. John Helgeson they had been driving down Main Street when they saw Crossman. They reported that he stared at the woman, yelled and threatened to kill her.
At 10:10 p.m., Zube made contact with Crossman, who admitted to having contact with the victim, but said she initiated it. He also denied yelling at them and said the woman and her friend were trying to set him up.
Crossman currently remains in custody on a $1,000 cash bond.