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Apprehended LdF man appears in court after elderly beating accusation

October 18, 2019 by Abigail Bostwick

After being located out of state and extradited back to Wisconsin, a Lac du Flambeau man is being held on a $50,000 cash bond in Vilas County Jail and awaits appointment of a public defender on multiple elderly battery charges. 

Charges were filed several weeks ago against Christopher Fralick, 40, in Vilas County Court, including two counts aggravated battery of an elderly person with domestic abuse enhancers as well as attempting to flee/elude officers, second degree recklessly endanger safety and disorderly conduct domestic abuse. 

Fralick’s parents told police he’d been acting strangely and then threatened to beat both of them before knocking them to the ground and taking off in his car, the criminal complaint reads. 

The couple denied medical attention. That same afternoon, police were notified Fralick had just purchased a machete, two axes and a crossbow and was “acting very disturbed,” at Minocqua’s Wal-Mart, based on statements made from employees there. 

When police tried to pull Fralick over on Old Abe Road, a high speed chase ensued with multiple local law enforcement agencies and Fralick got away. The public was advised he was armed and dangerous. 

Fralick was apprehended in Pennsylvania a few days later. 

At an initial appearance Oct. 10, Fralick noted he qualifies for public defender assistance, but had yet to be appointed one. Bond was amended to change contact with his parents from none to “no abusive contact.” Further, Fralick cannot have firearms, knives, axes or hatchets and must maintain absolute sobriety if released. 

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 4.


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