Lake Geneva man faces endangerment charge

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Gazette Staff
May 29, 2008
— A Lake Geneva man accused of swinging a hammer at his wife’s head May 16 faces a charge of first-degree reckless endangerment while armed.

Kevin P. Forbeck, 53, of W1440 Maureen Court, also faces charges of intimidation of a victim while armed, criminal damage to property while armed and violating a domestic abuse order.

According to the criminal complaint:

Forbeck swung a hammer at his wife’s head, but she blocked the blow with her arms.

He again swung the hammer at her, but he missed and hit a door frame.

The woman knocked the hammer out of Forbeck’s hands and tried to call 911, but he knocked the cell phone out of her hands.

The couple struggled until Forbeck grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened to kill her.

The woman managed to get out of Forbeck’s grasp and started running away, but when she turned around, he was chasing her with a hammer.

A judge on May 2 issued a temporary restraining order against Forbeck after he threw things at his wife, yelled at her and chased her with his car while he was drunk April 28 and made threatening phone calls to her May 2.

The couple have filed for divorce.

Forbeck is scheduled to appear in Walworth County Court on July 9.

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