STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - A 33-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial for a violent effort to kill his girlfriend in Plover.
Jason Hyatt is scheduled to enter pleas on Monday in Portage County to eight felony charges that include attempted homicide, kidnapping, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment, stalking, and aggravated battery.
At a preliminary hearing Thursday, a police officer quoted the 31-year-old girlfriend as saying she was hit 60 times in the head with a baseball bat on October 6th.
She told investigators that Hyatt ambushed her after she came home from a bar with a friend, and started hitting her. He then allegedly tied up the victim, and tried feeding her sleeping pills which he spat out.
The woman said Hyatt tried apologizing, but then tied her to a bed and refused to take her to a hospital. She managed to get away after he fell asleep, and called police.
Hyatt remains in jail under a quarter-million dollar bond. His address is listed as unknown.
Online court records indicate that he was living in Madison when he was charged in Fond du Lac County with a 5th or 6th-time drunk driving felony, and driving with a revoked license. That case continues.