SPARTA—A Norwalk woman is facing physical child abuse charges after her six-month-old son had a seizure at 7 a.m. June 6.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Tuesday G. Flickinger, 28, is accused of shaking her son on at least two occasions, causing injury to the child's brain. A doctor told investigators that there were signs of an old and new injury to the child's brain, which had several torn blood vessels and retinal hemorrhaging, as well as a traumatic injury to the frontal lobe. Police say there was no sign of blunt-force trauma.
According to the report, the child was at a babysitter's home when he became unresponsive and the woman called an ambulance. The child's father told police the child had acted strangely the night before. The child has been placed in protective custody.
Investigators have referred the charges to the Monroe County District Attorney's office.
In other police news:
nChristopher C. Matthew, 27, Warrens, was arrested on disorderly conduct charges after an incident that began with a popsicle July 18, according to the sheriff's department.
According to the police report, Matthew became upset with a woman after he refused to give her a popsicle and another person gave her one instead. Witnesses say Matthew yelled at the woman and when another man stepped in, he called the man a racial slur multiple times, picked up a metal chair and chased the man with it. According to the report, Matthew slammed the chair down on a table and then picked up a piece of concrete and chased the man with it.
nAustin Q. Schroeder, 18, Camp Douglas, is facing his first drunken driving charge after a passerby notified the Monroe County Sheriff's Department Schroeder was walking along the interstate.
According to the report, Schroeder rolled his truck while attempting to drive home from Warrens July 14. Police say Schroeder admitted to drinking and driving in the vehicle when it crashed. He was transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A preliminary breath test showed Schroeder had a blood alcohol content of .106.
nRandi L. Rupnow, 25, Black River Falls, was arrested on bail jumping charges after she had an allergic reaction July 21.
According to the report, Rupnow had a bad allergic reaction that led to a friend calling 911. Rupnow's reaction was controlled; however, Rupnow is accused of drinking alcohol in violation of two previous bonds requiring her to not consume alcohol. A preliminary breath test showed Rupnow had a blood alcohol content of .095.
nBarron A. Gehri, 36, Kendall, is facing lewd and lascivious disorderly conduct charges after he was accused of exposing himself to two children while urinating on a fire July 17. The children told investigators it made them very uncomfortable.
Gehri admitted to exposing himself, according to the police report.
nTodd L. Markin, 43, Tomah, was arrested on disorderly conduct and bail jumping charges July 18.
According to the report, Markin argued with a woman, who attempted to get away from him. Markin is accused of pulling the woman's hair and grabbing her leg so she couldn't leave before the woman called police.
nJacob A. Baumbach, 21, Sparta, is facing disorderly conduct charges after an incident in the Monroe County Jail while he was an inmate.
Baumbach is accused of taunting another inmate and banging on his cell door, ignoring directions from jail staff.
nRobert M. Neilland II, 27, Sparta, is facing disorderly conduct charges after an argument with another man led the man to call police July 17.
nLarry J. Fogarty, 25, Tomah, is facing disorderly conduct and bail jumping charges after an argument with a woman got heated and the woman called police.
nKari, 54, and James Eden, 55, both of Sparta, are facing disorderly conduct charges after an argument escalated July 20.