Man charged with strangulation
An 18-year-old is accused of domestic violence.
Luke A. Wanty, of Waupaca, is charged with felony strangulation and disorderly conduct as acts of domestic abuse.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, Waupaca Police Officer Dan Wasrud and Sgt. Mario Graceffa were advised of a domestic disturbance at an apartment on the 1200 block of Royalton Street.
They spoke with a woman who said Wanty was her boyfriend and had become violent the previous night.
She said he had been drinking and called her a “fat cow.”
She told him to leave and when he did, she locked him out of their apartment.
According to the criminal complaint, Wanty then went outside and banged on her bedroom window, breaking the glass.
Small shards of glass became embedded in his hands.
Then Wanty allegedly returned to the apartment and began banging on the door, disturbing the other tenants.
The girlfriend “allowed Wanty to come back in so he would not cause a problem with other people,” the complaint says.
Wanty allegedly grabbed her arm, causing the glass in his hands to cut her. He is also accused of placing both of his hands around her throat for about five seconds.
The woman reported that Wanty punched her thigh a week earlier and left a bruise.
Wanty told Wasrud he had been drinking the night of the incident and “when he drinks he becomes depressed and it changes his reactions to things,” the complaint says.
Wanty was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond with the conditions that he not drink alcohol and have no contact with the woman other than at work.
He is scheduled for an adjourned initial appearance on Dec. 19.