Multiple felony charges filed in domestic abuse case -defendant out on signature bond.
Christopher David Duff, 42, of Lyndon Station, is scheduled for a July 13, 2016 initial appearance on charges of burglary of a dwelling, strangulation (domestic abuse), false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse), criminal damage to property, criminal trespass, misdemeanor bail jumping, and disorderly conduct (domestic abuse). Online court records show that on June 22, 2016 Duff appeared in bond court. Assistant District Attorney Jake Westman requested a $1000 cash bond, however Judge Paul Curran placed Duff on a $10,000 signature bond with the conditions of absolute sobriety and no contact with the alleged victim.
According to the criminal complaint on June 20 Deputy Jeffrey Ready was dispatched to St. Clair Hospital in Baraboo for a domestic abuse complaint that had been said to have occurred in Kildare Township.
When arriving at the hospital the deputy met with a 31 year old female who claimed to have been assaulted in her home by her ex-boyfriend, Duff. The deputy noted that the female had bruising around her left eye and forehead, and that her voice was hoarse. She complained about pain around her esophagus.
The complaint goes on to state that the female and Duff had an 8 month long relationship which had ended. The alleged victim stated that on the evening of June 19 she did however meet Duff in Wisconsin Dells to "hang out." She went on to state that they only spent a short time together before she left Duff and returned back home to her Kildare Township residence.
She then alleges that around midnight, while she was sleeping, Duff entered her home coming through a living room window and that he entered the bedroom accusing the female of leaving him stranded in the Wisconsin Dells. She then told law enforcement it was at that time Duff began to "strangle" her by pinning her to the floor, with both hands around her neck, telling her he was going to kill her.
She went on to state that he then punched her in the face with his fist, grabbed her by the hair, and pulled her out of the bedroom. She also claims that he punched a hole in a door, and ripped it off the hinges to scare her.
At one point she said she attempted to flee out a rear door of the house, but Duff was able to catch her, and began strangling her to the point of unconsciousness.
The criminal complaint then states that the abuse continued throughout the night. The next morning she claims that Duff made her promise to stay home and that he would send her money to heal. She claims that he then took several items out of her purse.
After receiving the victim's complaint the deputy made phone contact with Duff who is alleged to have immediately told Ready to arrest him. The deputy then explained to Duff he wanted to hear his side of the story, however Duff is said to have stated he had nothing to say and agreed to turn himself in, which he did later that same day.
According to online court records Duff currently has two other open cases in Juneau County, one is for a disorderly conduct citation that was filed with the courts on May 31, 2016 for an incident that is alleged to have occurred on May 27, 2016. The other open case was also filed on May 31, 2016 where he is facing two misdemeanor charges ; disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. In that open criminal case on June 1, 2016 Juneau County District Attorney Michael Solovey requested a $500 signature bond, to which Judge John Roemer did grant with conditions of absolute sobriety.
A search of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections sex offenders' registry reveals that Duff is a registered sex offender, however is listed as non compliant with "residence unknown." Online court records show that in 1993 he was convicted of one count of 2nd degree child sexual assault, and sentenced to 5 years of probation which ultimately ended being revoked and he served out his prison time.
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