Mar. 4—EAU CLAIRE — An Altoona man beat and strangled a woman and terrorized her daughter, police say.
Torrell D. Lovelace, 32, was charged just lately in Eau Claire County Courtroom with felony counts of inflicting psychological hurt to a baby, strangulation and suffocation and substantial battery, and a misdemeanor rely of disorderly conduct.
A $1,000 money bail was set for Lovelace, which prohibits him from having contact with the woman and her daughter, and abusive contact or acts or threats of violence towards anybody. He should additionally preserve absolute sobriety.
Lovelace returns to courtroom April 12.
In line with the felony grievance:
The woman advised police she went to an area tavern to choose up Lovelace on Feb. 24. They bought into an argument and he drove himself house in his personal automotive.
As soon as they each bought house, the woman stated she continued to argue with Lovelace about medication and being out late on the tavern.
The woman stated she went to her room. Lovelace adopted her there and yelled at her.
Lovelace then put his fingers on the woman’s neck and started to choke her. She grew to become afraid of Lovelace and hit him in self protection.
The woman stated she misplaced consciousness sooner or later after being struck by Lovelace. She remembers regaining consciousness, sitting on the ground in opposition to the door, and with a bloody nostril.
The woman’s daughter then referred to as the police.
When police arrived, the woman stated she might hear him inform officers that every little thing was alright. After the officers left, Lovelace got here again upstairs and yelled on the woman.
The woman stated she went to remain in her daughter’s room as a result of she did not suppose Lovelace would strike her in entrance of her daughter.
The woman and her daughter advised police that Lovelace has grow to be more and more violent in latest months. The daughter stated she fears for her mom’s security. The daughter stated she has began sleeping with a knife underneath her pillow as a result of she is afraid of Lovelace.
The daughter stated that after she referred to as police, she hid within the closet holding a knife due to her concern of Lovelace.
The woman had damaged blood vessels underneath her eyes. Her face was additionally swollen and bruised.
If convicted of the felony costs, Lovelace could possibly be sentenced to as much as 12 years in jail.