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September 2014


Pewaukeean jailed for attacking woman

Man hit, pushed, slapped, gave bear hug to woman

Waukesha — A Village of Pewaukee man was sentenced to 180 days in jail for attacking his girlfriend at a Morris Street apartment over the July 4 weekend last year.

Dizzy Dean Wells Jr., 39, was sentenced Feb. 4 in Waukesha County Circuit Court and ordered by Judge Linda Van De Water to serve three years probation after his jail sentence. Wells received credit for 212 days in jail.

As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors,Wells entered guilty pleas to a felony charge of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. Several charges were dismissed: felony counts of false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, and misdemeanor counts of battery, criminal damage to property, and intimidating victim/dissuade reporting.

According to the criminal complaint:

Wells asked his 32-year-old girlfriend on July 6 for the keys to her car and $2 so he could buy marijuana. The woman refused because Wells is not allowed to drive.

Wells pushed her and gave her a bear hug and then pushed her onto a bed where he would continue to push her or give her a bear hug and not allow her to leave. At one point as he lay on her Wells, slapped her repeatedly.

The woman slipped her cell phone to her son, who called police at about 4 p.m. Wells eventually walked out of the apartment, and the boy gave the phone back to his mother. Wells then came back into the apartment and took the phone away and left again.

Wells left again, and the boy locked the door, including using a chain lock. Wells, using his key, unlocked the door and then used his shoulder to force open the door, breaking the chain.

Wells then left the apartment again and turned himself in to police the following day.

On July 4, the woman told police, Wells yelled at her at about 7:30 p.m. and pinned her down, slapped her, pushed her into a closet door, bit her toe, and took a pillow and placed it over her mouth.

The woman suffered bruises and scrapes from the incidents.

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