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Man facing several charges after dragging woman along Rothschild street

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

ROTHSCHILD, WI (WTAQ) - A 27-year-old man is free on bond, after a woman reportedly got her hand caught in the man's car door while trying to escape, and she was dragged along a street.  

It happened last Friday in Rothschild, near Wausau.  

Michael Speirs is charged in Marathon County with felony counts of false imprisonment and strangulation and suffocation, plus misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct. Online court records list Speirs' address as Madison.  

Prosecutors said the woman tried breaking off her relationship with Speirs at a house in Wausau -- and he tried strangling her as the woman's child watched.  

Officials said Speirs was apparently going to take her to a hospital -- but when she tried to get out, he reportedly caught her, slammed her hand in the door, and drove off as the woman hung outside.  

Speirs posted a $2,000 cash bond to go along with a signature bond. He's due back in court a week from Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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