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Sharon man will face trial for holiday weekend incident

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Kayla Bunge
July 30, 2010
— A Sharon man accused of threatening his wife and sparking a seven-hour standoff with police in June has been bound over for trial on more charges after another fight at the home on Fourth of July weekend.

Frederick F. Heuser III, 40, faces charges of false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. He appeared Thursday in Walworth County Court.


Heuser is accused of harassing his wife and preventing her from leaving their home after they got into a fight July 4, according to the criminal complaint.


Heuser came home with a bottle of vodka in one hand and a carton of juice and a plastic grocery bag in the other, according to the complaint.


His wife and children had just returned home from the Independence Day parade, the woman testified during the preliminary hearing Thursday.


Heuser shouted profanities at his wife, and she attempted to leave the house, according to the complaint. He blocked her and pushed her to the ground several times, including once when their young son was in her arms, according to the complaint.


“I tried to get out every door, and he blocked me,” the woman said Thursday.


Heuser also faces charges of disorderly conduct after the incident that led to a standoff with police.


Heuser is accused of threatening to beat his wife after they got into a fight June 12, according to the criminal complaint.


Heuser had been drinking and fighting with his wife and told her he would “beat her face in so (expletive) bad she would need reconstructive surgery,” according to the complaint.


His wife and children were able to leave the house, and she called police and told them her husband had a shotgun, according to the complaint.


Heuser did not respond to requests from police, and his wife allowed sheriff’s deputies to enter the house, according to the complaint.


Police took him into custody without incident and later transported him to the hospital, according to the complaint.


Heuser threatened to shoot the deputies who arrested him and came to his house. He also threatened to shoot his wife and any police who come to his door, according to the complaint.


Heuser remains in the Walworth County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. He scheduled to appear in court Friday, Aug. 6.



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