Fox Lake man charged with assaulting girlfriend
JUNEAU — A 21-year-old Fox Lake man faces criminal charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend who had moved in with him two weeks prior.
Loggan T. Plummer is charged with a felony count of threats to injure or accuse of a crime, and misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, both with a domestic abuse assessment. If found guilty of all the offenses, he could face up to seven years in prison and a $21,000 fine.
Plummer appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Brian Pfitzinger for his initial appearance on Monday. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond with the conditions that he not have any direct nor indirect contact or communication with the victim or her residence. He was also barred from possessing firearms.
According to the criminal complaint, a Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a home in Fox Lake on Wednesday for a report of an out-of-control man in possession of a handgun. Before sheriff’s deputies arrived, Plummer left in his SUV. Deputies searched for Plummer and he was found driving near Randolph.
Plummer allegedly said that he had a verbal argument with his girlfriend after seeing she was texting another guy. He denied ever hitting the woman and asked for her to be charged as well. He told deputies that she had been living with him for two weeks and was not paying rent or utilities.
The victim spoke to deputies at her parents’ home and told them that she awoke that day and found him going through her phone. He ordered her to get out of the house, but became upset when she tried to gather her stuff and threw her against a wall. He also threw her phone at her and pushed her against the wall a second time.
The victim said he got a gun out of his SUV and had it in his hand while she was trying to remove her possessions. The victim said he hit her in the chest with the grip portion of the gun and shoved her into a dresser twice. She said that he told her that he could hurt her a lot more with the gun than just hitting her.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 20.