Donessa T. Davis, who turns 37 next week, has been jailed in Fond du Lac County, where he will be charged this week with crimes related to child abuse and harassment.
Fond du Lac police Capt. Steven Klein said Davis was arrested Tuesday on allegations of child abuse, theft, unlawful phone use and harassment with a death threat in a domestic abuse investigation.
“It is a case that keeps getting stranger,” Klein said. “More information will come out in the (charging) complaint.”
Klein said the man was arrested Tuesday in Chilton, where he had been staying in a motel, after a complaint was filed with the Fond du Lac Police Department.
Klein declined to give more details about the charges, and Fond du Lac County Assistant Dist. Atty. Devra Ayala, who is handling the case, did not return a phone call seeking comment.
Also, The Post-Crescent has learned that the state Court of Appeals has ordered a Fond Du Lac County court to dismiss a three-year-old charge against Davis of repeated sexual assault of a child.
The dismissal was ordered after witnesses did not appear at the trial, which prompted the judge to say it is “a valid inference” that Davis influenced the witnesses to skip the proceedings. He faced 40 years in prison if convicted of the sexual assault.
Online court records show Waukesha County courts issued two-year domestic abuse restraining orders against Davis in 1998, 2000 and 2002 at the request of a woman, who is now 33 years old and living in another county.
She could not be reached for comment — a recording on her voicemail said the account was not accepting messages.
Davis also was convicted of misdemeanor battery in 1998 and sentenced to 30 days in jail and one year of probation.
Additionally, he was ordered in 2002 to pay child support to Tracy Hood-Davis, 30, of Fond du Lac, who now is charged in Calumet County for her role in the attack on Davis last week.
The attack on Davis took place at a town of Stockbridge motel last week.
Prosecutors say Therese A. Ziemann, 47, of Menasha lured Davis to the motel, then persuaded him to allow her to tie him up. After he was secured, she summoned Hood-Davis, Wendy L. Sewell, 44, of Kaukauna and Michelle Belliveau, 43, of Neenah.
Police said Ziemann cut off the man’s underwear, the women taunted him, and Ziemann slapped him and used Krazy Glue to glue his penis to his stomach.
Sewell told The Associated Press that Belliveau, who is Ziemann’s sister, had no relationship with Davis and was there only to provide “moral support.”
The women fled when Davis began to scream, but took his cell phone, wallet and vehicle when they left, according to the criminal complaint.
Each is charged with being party to felony false imprisonment, and Ziemann is charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree sexual assault.
The women are free on $200 bail. Three are scheduled to appear in Calumet County Court on Monday. Davis’ wife returns to court Aug. 17
Source: Appleton Post-Crescent