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A Camp Douglas man faces criminal charges after he allegedly threw a chair at a woman.

Christopher Kraft, 55, is charged with felony intimidation of a witness, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, contact after domestic abuse arrest and felony bail jumping. He faces up to 10 years imprisonment for the first charge.

According to the criminal complaint:

Juneau County Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Town of Orange after receiving a report of a physical domestic disturbance in progress Oct. 25.

Deputies were advised a woman locked herself in a bedroom while an adult male, identified as Kraft, was “currently breaking down the door and yelling that he was going to kill her.” Dispatch informed the deputies there were several firearms in the residence.

The woman barricaded the door with a chair, but Kraft broke through it and entered the room. She escaped through the window and ran out to the road before being picked up by New Lisbon law enforcement.

Kraft was seen leaving the residence in a red minivan. The woman stated she was unsure whether Kraft had any weapons on him, but stated he had a concealed carry permit.

The woman stated as Kraft entered the room, he forcefully took her phone and threw a chair at her. She said he had been drinking, and was intoxicated at the time.

Kraft was later arrested and released on bond. A Deputy at the time noted he did not appear to be intoxicated.

One of his bond conditions was to have no contact with the woman, but she informed deputies Oct. 26 he showed up at a residence to speak with her. Kraft claimed he had no choice but to come to the residence as he “didn’t have any money and needed his belongings.”

Kraft is not currently in the Juneau County Jail. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for Nov. 21 at the Juneau County Justice Center.

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Juneau County Star-Times reporter