Fredonia man accused of threatening one deputy, hurting another


Ozaukee Press staff

A 50-year-old man accused of threatening one sheriff’s deputy and injuring another during an early morning scuffle outside his Town of  Fredonia home last week faces a felony filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.

Travis L. Plaskey is charged with resisting an officer causing a soft tissue injury as well as misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

The incident began just after 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, when a woman told authorities that one of her relatives had kicked down the door of a house on Memory Lane, according to a criminal complaint.

A deputy who went to the house knocked on the front door, announced himself as an officer, said he was investigating a report of a door being kicked in and told a woman who came to the door he needed to get the names of everyone at the scene.

The woman said, “No you don’t,” and, along with Plaskey, who was also at the house, became increasingly argumentative, the complaint states.

The deputy asked if Plaskey and the woman would like him to investigate whether someone broke into their home. Plaskey said yes, adding, “I want an excuse to kill someone,” according to the complaint.

When a second deputy arrived, Plaskey said, “I see where this is going,” then asked “Where’s my 45?” the complaint states.

One of the deputies then ordered Plaskey to take his hands out of his pockets. He refused and said, “Yeah, OK, you’re on my property. Go (expletive) yourself,” according to the complaint.

While a deputy was interviewing the woman who reported the break in his squad car, Plaskey became impatient and threatened to assault the deputy, saying, “I’ll tell you right now I’ll hand your ass to you,” the complaint states.

Plaskey eventually began walking toward his house, saying he would be right back. That’s when deputies told him he was under arrest, but when they attempted to handcuff him, Plaskey resisted and the officers took him to the ground. They needed to use two pairs of handcuffs to secure Plaskey because of his size, according to the complaint.

One of the deputies suffered a cut to his thumb during the scuffle.

The woman who reported the break-in later told deputies that Plaskey and his wife had been drinking at a bar before the incident and on the way home he became angry, and punched the windshield before getting out of the vehicle and walking home.

Plaskey then drove to the home of a relative on Echo Lane. The woman said that is where he attempted to kick in the door, not at the house on Memory Lane where the deputies were sent, the complaint states.

Plaskey then drove back home and on the way hit something, damaging his vehicle, according to the complaint.

Plaskey has been released from jail in lieu of $500 bail.

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Sandy Williams ordered him to maintain absolute sobriety, not to have contact with the woman who reported the alleged break-in and not to possess weapons.









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