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Madison Man Charged With Stalking An Assistant City Attorney


MADISON – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that James D. Hills was charged today with one felony count of stalking. Hills appeared before Commissioner Todd Meurer for an initial appearance. The Commissioner set numerous conditions for Hills' release which include: that he be fitted with a GPS Tracking Bracelet from the Bail Monitoring Program, that he shall not commit any crime, that he shall not possess any weapons, and that he shall not have any direct or indirect contact with the witnesses involved in this matter, or their families. If the defendant fails to comply with Bail Monitoring, cash bail will be set at $5,000.00.


According to the Department of Justice criminal complaint, James D. Hills became upset after being convicted for a disorderly conduct municipal ticket. For the next 11 months, Hills engaged in stalking behavior, which included harassing phone calls and letters directed toward the assistant city attorney who prosecuted the case.


A criminal complaint is a document that makes allegations of criminal conduct. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


This matter was investigated by the City of Madison Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represents the State of Wisconsin in this prosecution.


A copy of the criminal complaint is available at:


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