Thursday, February 22nd

A 26-year-old Black River Falls man has been charged with threatening a woman with bodily harm during an abusive tirade at a town of Hixton residence Jan. 17.

According to the criminal complaint, an intoxicated Ben Colton Paprocki got into an argument with a woman and began throwing things inside the residence. She said the argument started after Paprocki began flipping lights on and off inside the house in an attempt to annoy her. After she asked him to stop, he responded with loud and vulgar language. He then allegedly kicked a baby gate across the room and damaged some wood trim.

The woman said Paprocki became enraged after she told him she would call police.