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Man Tries to Hit Mom, Then Hides Under a Tarp in Van

A Greenfield man faces charges after he allegedly took a swing at his mom before ripping her phone off the wall when she tried to call the cops.

A 42-year-old Greenfield man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to hit his mom in the face, then later hid from police under a tarp in a van.

According to the criminal complaint:

The suspect, who isn’t being identified in order to protect the name of the victim, began to swear at his mom around 1:16 a.m. Sunday, inside their residence in the 8800 block of West Waterford Square North then attempted to hit her in the face. The woman got out of the way of his fist and was only grazed by the suspect.

She then said she was going to call the cops, so the suspect ripped the phone off the wall and left. Greenfield police officers were called back to the residence at 3:18 a.m. when the suspect tried to get back into the residence, but when they arrived they were unable to locate him.

Officers were called back to the residence at 5:03 a.m. and officers found the man hiding under a tarp inside a van.

According to the Greenfield Police Department report, the mom told police her son was a recovering heroin addict. When police searched his room, they allegedly found drug paraphernalia used for smoking narcotic drugs.

The suspect is charged with one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse and one count of criminal damage to property. He’s currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on a $350 signature bond.

Editor's note: David Cotey contributed to this story.

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