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Appleton Man Charged With Attempted Battery to an Officer, Bail Jumping and Resisting Arrest


APPLETON - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that an Appleton man has been charged with one count of Attempted Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer as a Repeater, one count of Resisting an Officer as a Repeater, and one count of Bail Jumping as a Repeater.


Van Hollen said that Michael R. Froehlich, 2724 South Carpenter Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915, Wisconsin, has been charged with one felony and two misdemeanor counts.


According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice's criminal complaint, on March 16, 2011, Froehlich was inside a bar drinking alcohol in violation of his bond. When contacted by law enforcement officers, Froehlich attempted to punch an officer. Froehlich then resisted arrest.


The criminal complaint was filed in Outagamie County on Thursday, April 21, 2011. An initial appearance has been scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 1:30p.m.


Assistant Attorney General Erik Peterson is serving as a special prosecutor for Outagamie County.


Froehlich enjoys a presumption of innocence. The state must prove its allegations at trial.


A copy of the complaint is available at:


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