Beaver Dam man gets probation for domestic abuse
JUNEAU — A 37-year-old Beaver Dam man will serve two years of probation for abusing his girlfriend.
Hubert Bowie pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery and disorderly conduct and was sentenced Wednesday by Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Sciascia. Two felony charges of strangulation and false imprisonment were dismissed, but read into the record.
As conditions of Bowie’s probation, he must undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and comply with all treatment and counseling as recommended. He may have no contact with the victim without approval of his agent. In addition, he must pay court costs.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman entered Chill Zone Liquor Store, 801 Park Ave., on Oct. 17. The employee noticed that she seemed upset and asked her what was wrong. She told the employee that she was being abused. The employee saw bruises on the woman’s arms and was able to help police identify the woman and her boyfriend.
Police found the woman at Quality Inn, 815 Park Ave., hiding from her boyfriend. According to the criminal complaint, the woman said that she had been in a relationship with the man for five months and they had been living in different hotels.
She said she had been abused by Bowie in the past, but she focused on an incident that had happened the previous night.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said that she was in an argument with Bowie, and he refused to let her leave. The woman said he struck her several times and attempted to choke her. She said she lost consciousness when he was choking her and when she woke up he was standing over her and said he hoped she learned her lesson.