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Court Finds Probale Cause That Appleton Man Comitted A Felony


APPLETON - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on July 8, 2011, Appleton resident Michael R. Froehlich appeared before Waupaca County Judge John P. Hoffmann in Outagamie County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing.  After testimony was heard, the court found that there is probable cause to believe that Mr. Froehlich did commit a felony and bound him over.  An arraignment has been scheduled for Aug. 5, 2011.


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.


A criminal complaint is a document that alleges that a crime was committed by a person or a corporation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


This case was investigated by the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant Attorney General Eric Défort is serving as a special prosecutor for Outagamie County.