Marshfield man accused of assaulting ex
By Hub City Times staff
MARATHON COUNTY – A Marshfield man is facing numerous charges for allegedly stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend.
The charges against Corey Machtan, 48, include making terroristic threats, possession of explosives, fleeing an officer, and drug possession. Machtan appeared in Marathon County Court on Nov. 12, on six felony and seven misdemeanor charges.
According to an eight-page police report, Machtan allegedly sent dozens of angry and threatening text messages to an ex-girlfriend after she left the apartment they had lived in together. The texts were followed up with several alleged incidents of Machtan firing a gun in the driveway of the Eau Pleine home she was staying in. He was also said to have thrown an improvised explosive device in the home’s yard.
Marathon County Bomb Squad officials found the device to be wrapped in duct tape with a wick sticking out of it. Investigators said the device contained grey and dark-black powder which ignited easily.
All of this culminated with an attack on Nov. 5, when Machtan found a way into the Eau Pleine home the woman was staying in and allegedly assaulted her, choking and hitting her with a closed fist and dragging her by the hair. The police report says officers found drug paraphernalia inside Machtan’s truck, including two baggies of what appeared to be marijuana and methamphetamine.
An officer attempted a traffic stop on Machtan on Nov. 7, and he attempted to flee the officer. The pursuit peaked at 60 miles per hour and just over two and a half miles, before Machtan pulled over and was arrested without incident.