Man arrested for battery
Suspect accused of beating a woman unconscious.
Cory J. Hillegas, 37, Appleton, is charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct.
On Dec. 30, Waupaca Police Officer Tom Grant was dispatched to the 300 block of North Street for a theft complaint.
He met with a woman whose face was severely injured.
Grant asked the woman about her injuries.
She said that on the night of Dec. 28, she had gone to an apartment on East Union Street in Waupaca to retrieve some of her belongings.
According to the criminal complaint, while the woman was there, Hillegas attacked her, punched her in the face and knocked her unconscious.
A neighbor heard loud banging and came out of her apartment.
She helped the victim walk to another apartment where the injured woman spent the night.
The neighbor told Grant she saw Hillegas standing over the woman, who was on the floor, and punching her in the face.
When the woman returned home on Dec. 29, she discovered her Bluetooth and hat were missing.
Hillegas remains in custody on an arrest warrant from Winnebago County for charges of obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison if convicted of substantial battery.
Hillegas has a prior record of felony and misdemeanor convictions, including burglary, battery to an officer, resisting an officer, three drunken driving offenses and drug-related offenses.
He was sentenced to one year and one month in state prison on Jan. 24, 2017, after a conviction for possession of methamphetamine in Outagamie County.
Hillegas also spent a year and a month in prison after his probation for forgery uttering was revoked on July 15, 2009, in Waupaca County, following his arrest in Chippewa County for a third drunken driving offense.