Marshfield man faces domestic abuse charges
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Marshfield man Jesse R. Barron, 29, faces charges stemming from a July 6 domestic incident. According to the criminal complaint, Marshfield police were called to a residence on North Purdy Avenue where a female resident said that she had argued with Barron, with whom she resides.
The woman stated that during the altercation Barron had pushed her into a shelving unit and grabbed her on the side of the throat, making it difficult to breathe. She then hit Barron, causing him to let go, but he then grabbed her arm.
When police questioned Barron, he stated that she had hit him and that he was protecting himself. He also told police that he had come to get his belongings, and she did not want him to leave. Barron said that she began hitting him, and he pushed her to get her away from him.
Barron faces charges of strangulation and suffocation – domestic abuse, a class H felony that could come with up to a $10,000 fine and/or six years imprisonment; battery – domestic abuse, a class A misdemeanor that could come with up to a $10,000 fine and/or nine months imprisonment; and disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor that may result in a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days imprisonment.
Barron was scheduled to make his initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on July 24.