A West Salem man was charged Wednesday with child abuse after a teenage relative was assaulted over money for cigarettes.
Todd Smith, 43, of 126 Franklin St. W., who was also charged with strangulation and suffocation and disorderly conduct, left the boy hurt and bleeding after a Dec. 19 altercation, which occurred after Smith asked to borrow money for cigarettes.
After the pair began arguing over money Smith owed the victim, Smith picked up the teen and body-slammed him to the floor, according to the complaint.
They exchanged punches and Smith placed the victim in a choke hold, which left the victim unable to breathe and “hearing bells ringing,” according to the complaint. The victim broke free and passed out, at which point Smith began punching him in his left side.
The victim, who was bleeding from a scrape to his left side and another under his chin, told police his pain was a six or seven on a scale of 10 and he feared for his life, according to the complaint.
Smith told officers the victim punched him in the head and side, and he climbed on top of the victim to stop him from hitting.
Located after fleeing the home, Smith stated “he did not contact law enforcement because he thought he was the victim and didn’t want to get (the victim) in trouble,” according to the complaint.
In total, potential charges could amount to not more than $21,000 and imprisonment of not more than 12 years and 3 months, or both.
Heidi L. Wilson, 50, of Holmen was charged Jan. 18 with two counts of felony bail jumping. Wilson was arrested after violating a condition of her bond, according to the complaint.
Michael Allen Stoltz
Eugene JT Spears Jr
Errol P. Johnson, 33, of Stevens Point, Wis., was charged Jan. 17 with possession of methamphetamine, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson had 0.3 grams methamphetamine, 5.3 grams of marijuana and a pipe Wednesday, according to the complaint.
Christopher R. Malone
Bryce D. Boncouri
Bryce D. Boncouri, 21, no permanent address, was charged Jan. 16 with possession of narcotics. Boncouri was arrested after a traffic stop in La Crosse. Officers found a white powdery substance, consistent with heroin, in his wallet, according to the complaint.
Joshua M. Woods
Joshua M. Woods, 36, of Holmen was charged Jan. 16 with substantial battery. Woods, who runs a tattoo shop in Holmen, struck a man after accusing him of stealing from him, according to the complaint.
Abraham C. Freitag
Abraham C. Freitag, 41, of Galesville was charged Jan. 16 with possession of methamphetamine and felony bail jumping. Freitag was arrested after a traffic stop in La Crosse. Officers found a small amount of meth in Freitag’s pocket, according to the complaint.
Joshua M. Smith
Dennis L. Mortimer
Jedidiah C. Furse
Chase M. Christman and Christopher J. Chmielewski
Eric R. Seney
Alexis A. Ryan
Randy and Mitchell Formanek
Michael Allen Stoltz
Bradley Hansen, 35, no permanent address, was charged Jan. 9 with possession of methamphetamine as a repeater. Hansen was found with a backpack containing a hypodermic needle storing methamphetamine on Dec. 28, according to the complaint.
James Luhman, 37, no permanent address, was charged Jan. 9 with possession of methamphetamine as a repeater. Luhman was found with 0.9 grams of methamphetamine in his jacket lining on Dec. 28, according to the complaint.
Walter D. Walker
Shawn J. Docken
Karl L. Willis
Lemont S. Thomas
Duwane A. Thomas
Tammi J. Reed
Glen P. Taylor
Glen P. Taylor, 42, of La Crosse, was charged Jan. 4 with resisting an officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony bail jumping. Taylor was arrested after a police pursuit that ended in police terminating the pursuit and Taylor abandoning the car. Authorities later found Taylor in a car with Phillip Dickey and Nicole Aarstad, who had been arrested in late December. Authorities found a gun that had been thrown out the window in front of 618 N. 11th St. Dickey said Taylor threw the gun, while Taylor said Dickey threw it, according to the complaint.
Jesse R. Kirk
Kieng T. Yang
Carli M. Wittenburg
Andrew S. Bolterman
Treyvonte M. Board
Katie R. McCune
Stevon D. Thompson
James A. Anderson
James A. Anderson, 49, of La Crosse, was charged Jan. 2 with felony bail jumping. Anderson was arrested after violating his no-alcohol consumption bond condition, according to the complaint.
Joan E. Farrinton
Julie A. Bashaw
Carey A. Link
Carey A. Link, 36, of La Crosse was charged Jan. 2 with possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic drugs and felony bail jumping. Link’s roommate discovered Link unresponsive, even after administering Narcan. First responders administered more Narcan and transported Link to Gundersen Health System where bags of methamphetamine, heroin and paraphernalia were found on her. Link was subsequently arrested, according to the complaint.