Two Tomah men were referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for allegedly holding a woman against her will in the village of Oakdale May 24.

Police were called to a disturbance at West Badger Drive, where a witness said a female at the residence was “being held hostage” by Nelson A. Littleton, 56, and Ronald Hage Jr., 27. The witness said he heard the woman scream “help” and “get off of me.” He said he feared for the woman’s safety and paid Littleton $50 to release her.

The woman confirmed the witness’ account. She said Littleton pushed her onto a bed. When she reached the doorway to exit the residence, she said Littleton told Hage to “not let her go.” She said Hage kneed her in the leg and threw her to the ground, which caused her head to strike a door frame. She said she wasn’t released until the $50 was paid. Littleton denied restraining the woman and said the she was trying to get him into trouble. He told police the woman owed him $200 in rent.

Littleton and Hage were both referred for false imprisonment and disorderly conduct. Littleton was also referred for bail jumping, and Hage was referred for battery.

Littleton was later accused of threatening three witnesses in the case. A woman told police that Littleton had threatened to physically harm her if her testimony resulted in Littleton serving jail time. She said Littleton made similar calls to two other people. He was referred for threatening a witness.

Littleton also faces multiple charges pursuant to another May 2017 incident in Oakdale. A woman told police Littleton got into an argument with her, grabbed her neck and choked her. The report said there were red marks on the woman’s throat.

In other Monroe County Sheriff’s Department news:

Patricia Carol Harris, 36, Elroy, was referred to the district attorney for obstructing an officer.

Police were dispatched to the town of Wellington, where a witness said multiple people were at the intersection of Highways V and P attempting to stop vehicles that drove by. Upon arriving, police noticed a vehicle on the shoulder without a right rear tire. One of the passengers, later identified as Harris, allegedly gave a false name to police. As police attempted to ascertain Harris’ identity, she left the vehicle and fled into a corn field. Police were unable to find her. Another occupant of the vehicle, Otis McCall East, 57, La Crosse, had a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol. A preliminary breath test registered a blood-alcohol count of .062, which triggered a bail jumping referral.

Aaron Duane Smith, 19, Kendall, was referred to the district attorney for battery after a July 27 incident in the town of Oakdale.

Police responded to a report that a woman identified as Ashley Maree Hansen, 21, Kendall, jumped from a moving vehicle driven by Smith. She later told police that they got into an argument shortly after leaving a Tomah bar and that Smith punched her twice in the face.

Hansen had bond conditions prohibiting from having contact with Smith and consuming alcohol, which triggered two bail jumping referrals.

Naomi M. Dickenson, 41, Sparta, was referred to the district attorney for harboring a felon. She is accused of lying to police about the whereabouts of Michael P. Severson, 47, no permanent address. Severson was sought on three outstanding arrest warrants and allegedly had been hiding in the woods on private property without the owner’s consent in the town of Leon.

Bobbi Sue Harris, 36, La Crosse, was referred to the district attorney for theft. She is accused of making an unauthorized ATM withdrawal with another person’s debit card.

Jacob M. Perrigo, 26, and Krystal M. Blech, 26, both of Wilton, were referred to the district attorney after a July 27 incident in the village of Wilton.

Blech called police and accused Perrigo of punching her in the chin and trying to get his pit bull dog to attack her. A witness said Blech may have broken a picture frame during the altercation. Perrigo was referred for battery, and Blech was referred for disorderly conduct.

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Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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