Muskego Man Charged in Police Standoff

Suspect, 26, called a woman 143 times and left 90 voicemails before police went to his house to arrest him.

A Muskego man involved in a 11-hour standoff with police was officially charged Thursday with thee felony counts and two misdemeanor charges in the incident.

Adam L. Michaels, 26, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with two counts of felony bail jumping, one count of failure to comply with a police officer, one count of unlawful use of a telephone and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he could face more than eight years in prison and $30,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Muskego police officers were contacted by a 26-year-old woman who said that Michaels' — a defendant in an open domestic violence case involving her — was making harassing phone calls to her despite a court order for him to have no contact with her.

On the woman's phone log, there were 143 calls from Michaels' home and 90 voicemails for the woman. While officers were speaking to the woman, Michaels called her eight times.

Police went to Michaels' residence in the W17000 block of Martin Drive to serve an arrest warrant; however, when police arrived, he barricaded himself inside, triggering a tactical response, Muskego police said.

It ended at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, when police found the man hiding under insulation in the attic, police said.

Michaels is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $50,000 bond while awaiting trial.

twister929 November 02, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Why isn't is 143 counts of unlawful use of a telephone?


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