JUNEAU – A 48-year-old Horicon man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly attempting to throw a woman out of a moving vehicle on Thursday.
Michael Wiza is charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and strangulation or suffocation and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct. He could face up to 12 years in prison for the felony charges.
Wiza appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Commissioner Steven Seim, and he was released on a $1,000 signature bond. He may not have violent or abusive contact with anyone. He must maintain absolute sobriety.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman riding in a truck with Wiza on Thursday around 5 p.m. in the village of Kekoskee called 911 and said Wiza was going to kill her. The woman said Wiza was driving drunk and she was screaming that she was going to die. The woman said a fight occurred on Highway 28 while the man was driving her from Mayville to Horicon. The woman said that the man had attempted to throw her out of the vehicle.
The woman said that Wiza picked her up from a tanning salon in Mayville, and he began accusing her of cheating on him. According to the criminal complaint, the woman saw a cup in the cup holder, that she believed could have bourbon in it. When she picked up the cup, Wiza became angry, he grabbed the cup and threw it at her. He then grabbed the hair on the back of her head and tried to push her out of the vehicle. He was unable to do so, so he stopped the vehicle and attempted to push her out again. He hit her several times during the attempt. The woman said Wiza also placed his hands on her neck and applied pressure.
The woman said she was able to call 911 after Wiza started driving again and was threatening to kill them both. He stopped the truck in Horicon and fled.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled July 1.