A Milwaukee man is facing charges after he allegedly beat a Menonomee Falls man with a two foot wooden baton because he was upset the victim and his wife were making another woman leave their apartment because she wasn’t on the lease.
According to the criminal complaint, on Friday, Heriberto Rodriguez, 46, confronted the victim and his wife outside their apartment in the N8600 block of Town Hall Road because a woman Rodriguez is associated with needed to stop living with them because her name wasn’t on the lease.
Rodriguez drove his vehicle onto the back yard of the residence, got out with the baton and began yelling at the victim’s wife and swinging the baton in a threatening manner. He ripped the keys out of the victim’s wife’s hand and then proceeded to smash out the rear window and taillights of a minivan.
The complaint states the victim then confronted Rodriguez, who then hit him two or three times in the rib cage with the baton, scratched his gum line with his fingernails and bit his shoulder blade. The victim eventually gained control of the baton, which ended the altercation.
When interviewed by officers, the complaint states Rodriguez said he had gone to the residence to discuss the living arrangements of his wife with the couple, but they had attacked him with the baton.
The initial report appeared yesterday on Menomonee Falls Patch in the .
Rodriguez was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with two counts of battery and one count of criminal damage to property. If convicted, he faces up to 27 months in prison and $30,000 in fines.