A Chetek man who allegedly damaged a woman’s car, struck her in the face and choked her now faces three misdemeanor charges along with four felony bail jumping charges.
Charged in Barron County Circuit Court on July 2 was Jason Hunziker, 33, of Chetek. He appeared in court and was released on a $5,000 signature bond with conditions to have no contact with one woman and must observe a curfew between 10 a.m. and 6 a.m., excluding work and 15 minutes to commute.
According to the complaint a woman called police the eve punched her in the face at their camper and then left.
The woman said she had been at Hunziker’s Chetek residence earlier that afternoon and they had been arguing. She drove away and at a stop sign nearby, Hunziker caught up to her in his vehicle and they began yelling at each other. She said Hunziker rear ended her car when she tried to drive away, damaging her bumper.
The woman drove to the camper and she said Hunziker was already there. She got some of her belongings and tried to leave, but she said he got angry. She said he punched out her driver’s side window when she was sitting in the driver’s seat, grabbed her keys from the ignition and then slashed her front left tire with a knife.
After, the woman began walking toward Chetek and in about an hour, Hunizker drove up, got out of his truck and a person in the truck drove away. She said Hunziker got upset and grabbed her cheeks and squeezed, stopping after 20 seconds when a car came. She called her mother, who picked her up.
Later, the woman met with the man after he apologized and said he would give her some of her items. The woman said Hunziker accused her of stealing tools. She then alleged that when she said the relationship, he grabbed her neck and choked her.
Hunziker was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and one count of battery.
A court records check showed that Hunziker had open cases and jumped bail on four felony cases.
If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of up to 26 years’ imprisonment and up to $70,000 in fines. He was released on a $5,000 signature bond with conditions to have no contact with the woman and to observe a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, excluding work and a 15 minute commute each way.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 9 for an arraignment hearing.