RACINE — A breakup reportedly led a Walworth County Jail inmate to skip out on work release to harass his ex-girlfriend, culminating in a weekend hostage situation at her home in the Town of Burlington.
Adam G. Floyd, 27, was charged Tuesday with one count of felony stalking, three misdemeanor counts of telephone harassment and one count of disorderly conduct after reportedly calling the woman for several days before arriving at her home and threatening to kill their children, according to the criminal complaint.
The alleged victim went to Walworth County Jail on Thursday to meet with Floyd as he was being released for work and told him she was breaking up with him, according to the complaint. Floyd was expected back in jail later that day but never returned.
On that same day, the woman reported to police that Floyd had called her 25 times and told her that he was going to come and take their children away from her and threatened to slit her throat, according to the complaint.
Over the next several days, the alleged victim told police she continued to receive calls and threats from Floyd, according to the complaint.
On Sunday, she reportedly received a call from Floyd in which he said that he was on his way to her residence on the 32900 block of Robers Street, in the Bohners Lake area of the Town of Burlington, according to the complaint. The woman again reported the call to police who in turn searched the area for the man.
Then, shortly before 10:30 p.m., police received another call from the woman who stated that Floyd was inside her home and had threatened to kill their four children, ages 1 to 5, who were sleeping in the basement, according to the complaint.
Police officers and SWAT team members then arrived to set up a perimeter around the area and enter the home, according to the complaint.
Floyd was not found during the search but was later spotted outside by other officers and arrested after a foot chase, according to the complaint.
The children were found sleeping and unharmed inside the home, according to the complaint.
Floyd made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set cash bond in the case at $25,000 and a preliminary hearing for June 5.