RACINE — A Sturtevant woman was charged Thursday after she allegedly attacked her live-in boyfriend, who reportedly was trying to stop her from drinking alcohol while pregnant.
Norma Jean Tussler, 23, of the 3100 block of 86th Street, was charged earlier this month with battery and disorderly conduct after she was accused of attacking her boyfriend on May 4 in their apartment.
Sturtevant police were called to the unit at about 5:39 p.m. for a family disturbance after another person called police, according to her criminal complaint. The officer noted he had been to the apartment about a week earlier for a domestic abuse complaint against Tussler.
Her boyfriend told police on May 4 that an argument began because she had been drinking alcohol despite being pregnant, according to the complaint. Tussler reportedly told the officer she would be getting an abortion the following week, but her boyfriend didn’t want her to, the complaint said.
The man said Tussler told him “that her father and his Mafia buddies were going to ‘(expletive) him up’ ” and she yelled profanities and threw items at him, including figurines, the complaint said.
He reported he was punched and slapped several times that evening before making it out into the hallway, according to the complaint.
Court Commissioner John Bjelajac set a $1,000 signature bond for Tussler, ordering her not to have any contact with the man and not to drink any intoxicating beverages as conditions of that bond.
The man, who attended Tussler’s initial appearance, said he has since moved to Racine.
“I’ve removed myself from the lease,” he said. “It’s now her place.”
Tussler was charged June 5, but didn’t appear in court earlier this month, court records stated. An arrest warrant was issued June 15, landing her in the Racine County Jail and in court Thursday.
Both of the charges are misdemeanors, punishable by less than a year in jail, fines or a combination of both.
Bjelajac set a status conference for July 24.