By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A 24-year-old Wheeler man has been bound over for trial in connection with the felony aggravated battery of an 89-year-old Boyceville woman.
Daniel D. Schick waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod Smeltzer October 13.
Schick contacted the court by telephone and said he could not be at the hearing because his uncle had suffered a seizure and there was no one else to take care of him.
Schick also is charged with five misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass to a dwelling, criminal damage to a dwelling, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Schick’s attorney, James H. Krave, had contacted Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf to say the preliminary hearing would not be going forward.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Dunn County June 7, the woman told deputies she had been alone in her residence in Boyceville and was asleep and that she had gotten up and was using her cane to help her walk. She heard someone in the living room, turned on the lights and observed a medium height man, later identified as Daniel Schick.
The elderly woman walked toward Schick in an attempt to get him out of her house. She tried pushing the defendant out through the front door, and as she pushed him, he grabbed her cane. The woman said there was a struggle over the cane, and Schick took the cane away from her. The woman eventually was able to make Schick leave her home by pushing him out the front door, according to the complaint.
The complaint goes on to say a short while later, another Boyceville resident called to report a man pounding on her door, and then another woman called to say there was a man yelling in the hallway of her apartment complex.
When a deputy arrived, Schick was standing in the hall, yelling.
Schick was not wearing shoes, was confused about where he was and told the deputy he was living in Wheeler. When the deputy asked where in Wheeler, Schick said, “here.” Following a consent search of Schick, deputies discovered a small baggie with a green, leafy substance which appeared to be marijuana. Schick also had thrown a pipe on the floor of the hallway that appeared to be a marijuana pipe. The defendant’s shoes later were found in the elderly woman’s kitchen, the complaint states.
The complaint includes the elderly woman’s meeting with Police Chief Lamkin later that day when she reported an injury to her forearm as well as the police chief’s observation of bruising and swelling of the woman’s right temple and her statement that Schick had gotten hold of her walking cane and had struck her with it on the side of the head.
The complaint notes Police Chief Lamkin met with the elderly woman again on June 5, and she told the police chief she had noticed a bruise on her right side, which she believes she had most likely sustained when she was fighting with Schick while attempting to get him to leave her home .
Schick posted a $1,000 cash bail June 5.
The cash bail was set in Dunn County Circuit Court June 2, and conditions of bail are that Schick is to have no contact with the elderly woman and is not to possess or consume alcohol or controlled substances.
Schick is scheduled for an arraignment hearing in Dunn County January 2, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.