By Jacob Mathias
WOOD COUNTY — A Stratford man faces charges of battery and disorderly conduct with domestic abuse after police were called to a disturbance in late July.
Jason Pongratz, 41, pleaded not guilty to charges of battery and disorderly conduct when he made his initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on Monday.
According to court documents, on July 26 Marshfield Police officers responded to a 911 call from a 15-year-old child reporting a domestic incident between the parents at their residence on the 500 block of North Ash Avenue.
When police arrived, they encountered Pongratz’s ex-wife, who reported that he had grabbed and hit her and threw her against a wall. He reportedly also threw papers, ripped a handle off of the sink, and destroyed a telephone.
Police report that the victim had bruising on her arms and shin. She also reported she had, had a bloody nose.
On July 29 Pongratz was released on a $650 cash bond under the conditions that he has no contact with his wife and arrange all child visitations through the Marshfield Personal Development Center, a domestic abuse treatment center.
Pongratz returns to Branch 2 of Wood County Circuit Court on Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. for a pre-trial conference.