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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

A Hager City man has been charged with allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend.

Norman E. Anderson, 36, was charged late last month in Pierce County Circuit Court with strangulation and suffocation, along with misdemeanor bail jumping and disorderly conduct.


The strangulation charge is a Class H felony, meaning if he is found guilty, the penalty would be $10,000 and/or six years prison. The misdemeanor bail jumping carries a penalty of $10,000 and/or nine months prison. The disorderly conduct has a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days prison.

Anderson had a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning of this week.

According to court records:

Pierce County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a house on CTH VV around 12 a.m. Dec. 29 for a domestic dispute in progress. They were advised the suspect, an adult male, had likely locked himself in the garage. He was found inside one of the cars, passed out. He was interviewed by a sheriff's deputy in his squad car, while the other deputy interviewed the victim and other family members inside.

For more please read the Jan. 13 print version of the Herald.